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How to pay your Business Rates bill

Business Rates are usually paid by monthly instalments.  Details of the instalments due are shown on your bill.  However, if you prefer, you can pay the whole amount outstanding in one lump sum.  If you choose to do so, your payment should be made within 14 days of receiving your bill.

Some people like to pay their annual bill 'half-yearly' in two instalments.  This is acceptable, but two payments must be made by 1 April and 1 September.

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Payment at a post office

Payment can be made at any Post Office counter.  Present your bill and either cash, cheque (made payable to 'Post Office Ltd') or debit card to make your payment and allow 5 working days for your payment to be received.

Post offices:

  • Hastings, 16 Cambridge Road, TN34 1HL
  • White Rock, 32/33 White Rock, TN34 1JY
  • Parkstone Road, Parkstone Parade, TN34 2PS
  • Old Town, 70 George Street, TN34 3EE
  • St George's Road, 70 Vicarage Road, TN34 3LZ
  • Malvern Way, 92-98 Malvern Way, TN34 3PX
  • Fairlight, 5 Battery Hill, TN35 4AP
  • Pett, Pett Road, TN35 4HD
  • Ore Village, 490 Old London Road, TN35 5BL
  • St Leonards On Sea, 12-14 London Road, TN37 6AA
  • Hollington, 255 Battle Road, TN37 7AN
  • Silverhill, 45 Sedlescombe Road North, TN37 7DD
  • Baldslow, 222 Harrow Lane, TN37 7PR
  • West St Leonards, 15 Bexhill Road, TN38 0AH
  • St Leonards Green, 45 Springfield Road, TN38 0TY

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Payment at a PayPoint outlet

Payment can be made at any outlet that displays the PayPoint logo.  Present your bill and your payment and allow 5 working days for your payment to be received.

PayPoint outlets:

  • Sweet Selection, 52b Robertson Street, Hastings
  • Queensway News, 76/77 Queens Road, Hastings
  • Texaco Pace, 54 The Ridge, Hastings
  • Spar, 96 St Helens Down, Hastings
  • Londis, 7/8 Harold Place, Hastings
  • Pop in Stores 227 Priory Road, Hastings
  • West Hill Stores, 9 Whitefriars Road, Hastings
  • West Hill Stores, 31 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings
  • Beney's Newsagents, 51 Hughenden Road, Hastings
  • Dhruva Newsagents, 492 Old London Road, Hastings
  • Co-op Ore, 4-6 Fairlight Road, Hastings
  • Coopers, 77-79 Mount Road, Hastings
  • Pace Petroleum (Q8), 124-126 Old London Road, Hastings
  • The Village Store, Main Road, Westfield
  • Co-op, 30-32 London Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Promenade Supershop, 5 Eversfield Place, St Leonards on Sea
  • Spar, 29/30 Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Co-op, 45-47 Bohemia Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Hollington Newsagents, 143 Battle Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Costcutter, 100 Battle Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Co-op, 9-15 Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards on Sea
  • Londis, 23 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Newsmart, 48 London Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • Scott News, 28 Caves Road, St Leonards on Sea
  • One Stop Stores, 39-41 Blackman Avenue, St Leonards on Sea

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Payment by Direct Debit

Setting up a Direct Debit is one of the most popular ways to pay your bill, it means no more waiting in queues, writing cheques or worrying about finding the time to pay your bill.

Paying your bill by Direct Debit is easy, safe and once you've set it up you don't have to worry - your bank or building society will do the rest.  Direct Debit is the most cost effective way to pay, which means we can provide better services and facilities for local people.

We can offer our businesses the choice of paying their Non-Domestic Rates on the 1st, 15th or 23rd of the month by Direct Debit only.  The choice is yours!

If you want to pay by Direct Debit you can sign up over the phone on 01424 451081 and choose option 1 or download the direct debit form, complete it and send it back to us.

Download the Direct Debit form

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Payment by telephone

You can now pay your bill over the phone.

Our new convenient automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can make your payment by phone at any time.

Please have your bill and debit card (Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, and Solo) ready before you call.

Full details are explained by the automated service but if you experience any difficulties please contact us on the number shown on the front of your bill.

Call our automated telephone payment service on: 01424 451081.

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Online payments

You can pay your Business Rates through using your Debit Card (Switch and Visa Delta).

If you wish to use this service, please follow the online registration process.  Please note that you will need to quote your Business Rates reference number which is shown on your Business Rates bill.

The BillPay service is provided by Girobank, and advanced levels of data encryption technology ensure that your sensitive banking details are transmitted in a secure and confidential way.

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Payment by standing order

If you would still prefer to pay by standing order, you must give your Bank or Building Society the following information:

  • Your Business Rates Account Reference (shown on your bill)
  • Details of instalment amounts and the dates they are due (also shown on your bill).  Please remember to allow 5 working days for the payments to reach our account.
  • Instructions to make payments to Hastings Borough Council as follows:
    For Bank & Building Society Standing orders:
    To: The Co-operative Bank plc
    Brighton Branch
    164-165 Western Road
    East Sussex
    BN1 2BB
    Sort Code: 08-90-25
    Hastings Borough Council General Account Number: 61091605

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Payment by cheque

Please make cheques payable to 'Hastings Borough Council' and write the Account Reference shown on your bill on the back of the cheque. A receipt will not be issued.

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Payment difficulties

If you are having difficulty in paying your Business Rates, please contact us for advice.

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Changes of address, discounts etc

Please remember that your bill assumes that your circumstances will remain the same for the whole of the financial year up to the end of March.  If you move, please let us know your new address.

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