Business rates bills are normally split into 10 monthly instalments starting on 1 April and continuing on the 1st of each month until the following January.
Direct debit payers have the choice of two payment dates of the 1st or 20th of each month.
If a bill is issued in the middle of a year, it will have the amount due spread over the number of instalments remaining for the year.
Making a payment
The council accepts a wide range of payments
Direct debit is an efficient way of paying your bills and keeps costs down as low as possible. In addition to the extra choice of payments dates, once you have set up a direct debit you don't have to worry about remembering to make a payment each month.
You can set up a new direct debit, or amend an existing direct debit:
by downloading, completing and returning the form in the downloads box on the right hand side of this page,
by ringing 0161-253-5035 and have your bank details to hand.
If you are amending your direct debit details, we will endeavour to deal with your request as soon as possible but please note that your instalments will continue to be collected as per your previous bill until you receive confirmation in writing of the amendment.
(Please note that a charge of 1.3% will be levied on all payment made by credit card)
By standing order, BACS or on line banking
Payment can be direct to the Council's bank:
Co-operative Bank PLC, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester, M60 4EP
Sort code: 08-92-30
Account number: 61492987
Please ensure that you quote your business rates account number, and that your payment is made by the 1st of the month.
In person at a council office or library
You can pay your bill at many council offices and libraries. You can find details of which council offices and libraries are available to accept payments and their opening times on our payment offices page.
In person at a Post Office or Paypoint outlet
You can use your bar coded bill to make a payment by cash or debit card at any Post Office or Paypoint outlet free of charge. The Post Office will also accept cheques which should be made out to Post Office Ltd.
Cheques should be made payable to Bury Council and sent to:
Executive Director of Resources, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SP .
If you are having difficulty in making a payment, please contact the business rates office on 0161 253 5035 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.