Pay your business rates

There are a variety of ways to pay your business rates

Direct Debit 

Direct Debit is the safest and most convenient way to pay. The main benefits of this payment method are:

  • Not having to remember to pay on time
  • No need to write out and post cheques
  • No queuing at cash offices or bank/building societies
  • Your bank or building society does all the work and you stay in control
  • A guarantee from the Council:                                                                                   

You will need your Business Rates reference number to use the Direct Debit and E-billing options. This is the 9-digit reference beginning with "7" which is shown on your Business Rates bills or correspondence.

Direct Debits presented to the account named in your instruction will only be for instalments advised to you at least 14 days in advance of the first day of payment. In the unlikely event of Direct Debits being presented in error, you can obtain an immediate refund from your bank or building society. You may cancel your instruction at any time.

The instalments will be detailed on your bill and payments collected automatically from your bank or building society. The Council offers the flexibility of two payment dates, the 7th and the 21st of each month.

Pay by card / check your balance 

You can pay your business rates using a credit or debit card. You can also use this link to check your balance 

Internet banking

Payments are due on or by the 6th day of each month. You can make a payment or set up a regular payment from your bank account. Eastleigh Borough Council’s bank details are:

          Sort code:      20-79-41

          Account No:    30862711

          Reference:      Your Business Rates account reference

In person:- visit Eastleigh House and pay cash into the one of the payment machines in our reception area.

By phone using a debit or credit card:- call 0845 606 6518 to make your payment. 

Business Rates are payable over 10 monthly instalments if the demand is issued before 30 April. The number of instalments will be reduced if the demand is issued after 30 April. The instalments required are shown on your bill and payment for each instalment must reach the Council on or before the dates shown on the bill.