Paying your business rates

There are a number of ways to pay your business rates.

Pay by direct debit

This is the easiest, most convenient and cheapest way of paying, for both the customer and the council. When the direct debit is set up your instalment payment will automatically be debited from your bank account.

If the amounts to be paid or payment dates change you will be notified at least 10 working days in advance. If you wish to set up a direct debit, please register for a portal account and complete the online direct debit form.

On your online account you can also opt to receive your business rates bills electronically.

Pay online

You can pay your business rates online using our payments system which is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

We use the latest encryption technology to ensure you can make payments with confidence.

To use this service you will need to select the 'Non Domestic Rates' option from the list of payments available and have your debit or credit card to hand.


You can call dial-and-pay 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please call 0845 241 0600 and follow the guidance. You will need your reference number and your debit card (this option is debit card only).

Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access chargeFor more information please see Ofcom's call costs guide.

In person

Payments by debit or credit card may be made at the Civic Offices in person or over the telephone.

Pay by post

Postal remittances must be addressed to: Havant Borough Council, Remittances, PO Box 209, Havant, Hants, PO9 9BS.

All cheques should be payable to Havant Borough Council and crossed. Please write the account number shown on your account on the back of your cheque. Any cash should be sent by registered post.

Additional information

You will receive an annual bill for every property you are liable for, the bill is assumed to be payable in monthly instalments.

The number of monthly instalments will be 10 however you can request this is changed to 12. If you change to 12 monthly instalments during the year, we will give you the maximum number of instalments remaining in the current financial year.

Subsequent annual bills will then be payable over the full 12 months.

Please be advised that there is a minimum instalment amount of £50 per month, or one instalment if your bill is £100 or less - if this applies to your bill, payment cannot be made over 12 months.