Renfrewshire Council

You won't be able to make debit or credit card payments on Sunday 17 October 2021 between 4.30am and 6.30am, due to essential payment system maintenance.

Pay your business rates

You can make these business payments online:

  • rent
  • non-domestic rates
  • planning application
  • building standards enquiries
  • building warrant applications
  • raised platform payments
  • other invoices (sundry income)

Paying in instalments

Payment of business rates is normally due in 10 monthly instalments from May to February, and is due on the 7th of each month.  Due to Coronavirus payments for 2020/21 are due in 8 monthly instalments from August to March.   Alternatively, you can pay in two instalments, normally these are due in June and December but for 2020/21 they are due in August and February.

Ways to pay

The following methods of payment are available:

Direct Debit - we recommend direct debit as the most efficient and cost effective way to pay your business rates, deductions will be made from your bank or building society account on or just after the 7th of each month.

Online payments - you can pay your business rates using any UK bank or building society debit or credit card. To make an online payment click on the 'Make an online payment' button above.

Phone payments - you can pay using any UK bank or building society debit or credit card, by calling our Customer Service Unit on 0300 300 0300 (Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm, Friday 8.45am to 3.55pm). Outwith these hours please select the option for automated payments and you will be transferred - please note this payment will be credited to the current year.

Standing Order - if you would like to use this option please contact the business rates staff on 0300 300 0202 and they will send you a Standing Order form. 

At collection offices - payment can be made at our Customer Service Unit in Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley or at any Customer Service Point.

By post - send you payments to the Director of Finance and Resources at the address shown on your bill. Please remember to quote your reference number and the year your payment is for, on all correspondence. Cheques should be crossed "A/C payee only" and made payable to "Renfrewshire Council".

PayPoint and post offices -  you can use your bar coded bill at your local council office, any UK post office, or in shops that display the PayPoint sign. At the post office the maximum you can pay in a single transaction is £999.99.

BACS Transfer - payment can be made to Clydesdale Bank, Paisley PA1 1UW, Sort code 82-54-04, Account number 90000086. Please remember to quote your full business rates reference number when making your payment.   

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Payment system maintenance in 2021

Note that we cannot accept debit or credit card payments every third Sunday of every month between 4.30am and 6.30am due to essential system maintenance. Dates are as follows:

  • Sunday 17 January
  • Sunday 21 February
  • Sunday 21 March
  • Sunday 18 April (between 4.20am and 7am)
  • Sunday 16 May
  • Sunday 20 June
  • Sunday 18 July
  • Sunday 15 August
  • Sunday 19 September
  • Sunday 17 October
  • Sunday 21 November
  • Sunday 19 December