How to pay Business Rates

Business rates can be paid by up to ten monthly instalments.

Payment dates:

  • 26th of each month for direct debit payers.
  • 6th of each month for other payers


By Direct Debit

If you prefer, you can simply print the Direct Debit form, which can be returned in the post to the address on the form. 

Once we have received your instruction, we will make arrangements with your bank and send you a revised bill. The first monthly instalment under the Direct Debit plan will always be at least 10 working days after we send you the bill.


Pay Online


By standing order
Advise your bank or building society of the required instalments and ensure your account reference is quoted correctly.

The Authority’s bank sort code is 30-15-52 and its bank account is 04201232.


By phone
Telephone (0151) 606 2345

24-hour automated telephone line. Please ensure that you have a pen and paper available to note your receipt reference.


At a bank (there may be a charge for this service)


By Online Banking

The Council’s banking details are as follows:

Sort Code – 30-15-52
Account Number – 04201232
Account name – Wirral Receipts

Please quote your Business Rates Reference Number (9 digits long starting with a 7) which is detailed on your bill or reminder.


By post

All cheques and postal orders should be crossed and made payable to Wirral Council. Please write your account reference on the back of the cheque.

Cheques should be sent to:

Wirral Council
PO Box 2
CH41 6BU


Via the Post Office or PayPoint network

If you have a barcoded bill you can use either of these networks (maximum payment at Post Offices is £999.99, maximum at PayPoint is £200.00).

Find your nearest PayPoint site.