Pay your business rates

Direct Debit:

The easiest, quickest and safest way to pay is by Direct Debit. You just need to give us your details once and that's it.

If there are less than 16 days before the instalment date you have requested, then the first payment by Direct Debit may be taken the following month.

Set up a direct debit

Debit and credit card payment:

Online card payment:

If you do not want to set up a Direct Debit now you can make your payment online.

Make a payment online

You will need:

  • a debit or credit card 
  • your 10-digit business rate account number (starting with 88)

Online banking, telephone banking and standing order:

To set up a payment using one of these methods you will need our bank details.

Payee/name of account: Arun District Council
Sort code: 30 80 12
Account number: 14615968
Reference: please use your 10-digit business rate account number (starting with 88)

Please allow 5 working days for your payment to reach us.

Pay in person:

If you receive a paper bill you can use the barcode at the bottom of the bill to make payments free of charge at any shop displaying PayPoint symbol or at any Post Office in the UK. The shop or Post Office will scan the barcode and ask you how much you want to pay. You should get a receipt for your records.

Change your payment date or amount

You can opt to extend your instalments to March or change your payment date. This will not change the total amount you have to pay; it just makes each instalment less.

Change your payment date

Request a refund

If you want your business rate refund paid into the company account, then you need to give us your bank account details by selecting the green button and following the onscreen instructions.

Alternatively if you want the refund to be credited to another bank account then complete the refund claim form [pdf] 84KB and get all the liable parties to sign.

Claim a refund