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If you last used your account on or before Tuesday 1 August 2023 you will need to register again
How can I pay my business rates?
There are a number of different ways you can pay your business rates:
This is the most convenient method of payment, and by choosing to pay by Direct Debit, you can choose to pay on the 5th, 15th or 25th of the month and over 10 or 12 months.
You can set up your Direct Debit online
telephone the business rates section on (01482) 394748 who can set up your Direct Debit over the telephone
If none of your details have changed (i.e. address, sort code, account number), your Direct Debit will remain active, so you do not need to resend us your bank details.
You can pay online through our secure online payment facility.
You can pay your business rates over the telephone 24 hours a day, with one of the following cards:
Payments are accepted for council tax, business rates, council house rents, and council invoices.
This is an automated service and the telephone number is 0300 330 1515.
If you use internet banking or wish to set up a standing order, as well as quoting your business rates account number which you will find on the top-right of your bill, the council's bank details are:
Sort code: 60-02-23
Account number: 99105837
Should you wish to send a cheque, please write your business rates account number on the reverse of your cheque, make it payable to "East Riding of Yorkshire Council" and send it to:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
PO Box 83
East Riding of Yorkshire
The council has 14 customer service centres located throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The interactive find your nearest customer service centre map allows you to browse details about each of our centres, including opening hours and facilities or search for your nearest centre by postcode.
Payments can be made via debit or credit card, cash, cheque, or postal orders.
Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to "East Riding of Yorkshire Council'.
You can now pay your bill in cash at any PayPoint outlet. Just take your bill with you to your local PayPoint outlet, and they can take your cash payment using the barcode on the reverse of your bill.
Please keep your receipt as proof of payment.
Please note: you can only pay by cash at a PayPoint outlet. Payments take up to four working days to be credited to your business rates account.
To find your nearest PayPoint facility use the locator below:
How do I sign up for Paperless Billing?
You can manage your business rates account online, and sign up to paperless billing using our service below:
Can I pay my business rates over 12 months?
Payments are automatically set on a 10 monthly cycle. However, the government has announced it will now allow businesses to request their business rates to be paid over a 12 month cycle.
If you wish to pay over 12 instalments please contact us on (01482) 394748.
Do I have to pay business rates if my premises are empty?
From 1 April 2008 onwards if a property is unoccupied, an unoccupied rate is payable. The current unoccupied rate is a charge equal to 100 per cent of the full rates. This charge is payable after three months on commercial properties (for example shops, offices) or six months for industrial properties unless an exemption applies. Liability for the charge rests with the owner of the property.