Pay your Business Rates

Your annual Business Rates are usually payable over 10 monthly instalments from 1 April to 1 January, but you can ask to pay over 12 months if you prefer. The easiest way to pay your Business Rates is by Direct Debit, but you can also pay online. Payments are due on or before the 1st of each month.

You can set up a Icon for pdf direct debit [131.18KB] for your Business Rates online. If you prefer, you can also call us on 01932 425412 to set up a direct debit for Business Rates. We'll give you at least 10 days notice before we take the first payment.

Other ways to pay

Internet or phone banking

Please quote your Business Rates account number shown on your bill.

You'll also need the following details:

Sort code: 30-80-12
Bank name: Lloyds Bank
Account name: Runnymede Borough Council
Account number: 11208060


You can pay using a credit or debit card, 24 hours a day on 01932 425030 / 425031.

You'll be charged a transaction fee if paying by credit card, but there's no fee for debit card payments.


Please make cheques payable to Runnymede Borough Council and write your Business Rates account number along with your name and address on the back of the cheque.

Cheques should be posted to The Corporate Head of Resources at the Civic Centre.

Please allow additional time for the cheque to clear before the 1st of the month.

Payment machine

Cash, cheques and card payments are accepted at the payment machine in the Civic Centre.

Late payments

If your payment is late you'll receive a reminder shortly after the due date. A maximum of two reminders will be issued in any financial year, after which you may lose your right to pay by instalments. You would then have to pay the balance owed for the remainder of the year at once.

We will take legal action against those who don't pay Business Rates.

If we do have to take action a Summons will be issued and then we'll make an application for a Liability Order at Staines Magistrates' Court. This will entitle us to instruct enforcement agents to recover the debt and begin insolvency proceedings if necessary. You will be charged for the summons to court, the liability order and the enforcement agent fees.