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Ways to Pay 

Direct Debit 

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This is our preferred method of payment as it saves you and the council time and money when making a payment. It is the only method of payment that comes with a Guarantee.

Once the Direct Debit has been set up, there is no further action you need to take, other than ensuring there is enough money in your bank account when payments are due to be taken, as payments are automatically debited from your bank or building society account.

You can either contact the Business Rates Section on 020 8227 2934 to set up a Direct Debit over the telephone, or Download a paper copy.

If you telephone us, please have your bank details and Business Rates reference number ready.

From April 2014 you can now choose for your Direct Debit to be collected from your bank account on either the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month.

Non Statutory Payment Scheme 

The Government has announced that from 1 April 2014 it will allow businesses to pay their 2014/15 business rate bill over a maximum of 12 monthly instalments.

If you would like to pay over 12 months you must contact the Business Rates Team prior to 15 April 2014.

The maximum number of instalments will be 12 and is only applicable if you have applied to pay this way prior to 15 April 2014. If you apply after this date, the number of instalments that you can be allowed will reduce.

Over the telephone or online 

To pay your bill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using your credit or debit card, you can:

  • Telephone 020 8227 2050. Please have your bill and your credit or debit card to hand.
  • Visit our Online payments web page

Automated bank transfer 

You will need to make arrangements with your own bank to send payments to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham's bank.

To do this, you will need the council's Bank details.

In addition, you must always quote your business rates account number when making payment. Failure to quote the right information may result in payments not being credited to your business rates account correctly, and subsequently recovery action being taken.

If you are in doubt, contact us at the address shown for advice before completing any documentation.

In law, your business rates have not been paid until payment reaches our bank account. We will not accept responsibility for tracing any payments which do not reach our bank account. 

By post 

Payments by cheque can be sent to: 

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
PO Box 48
RM10 7DE

Please make cheques payable to 'LBBD' and write your business address and business rates account number on the back.

Please note that all payments must be on your account by the 1st of each month. If you are going to pay by cheque, at a bank or via standing order, please make your payment in advance to allow time for this to reach your account.

Remittance advices need to be emailed to businessrates@lbbd.gov.uk

Do not send cash through the post.

To help us to keep costs low, receipts can only be returned to you if you enclose a prepaid envelope with your payment.




















Business Rates Team

PO Box 48



RM10 7DE


Phone: 020 8227 2934

Email: businessrates@lbbd.gov.uk


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