London Borough of Barnet

Business rates

The London Borough of Barnet is responsible for collecting approximately £110million from 8,200 business properties. The variety of business premises covered in this borough range from local corner shops to high street stores and all the way up to major shopping centres such as Brent Cross, The Spires and The Broadwalk.

The total rateable value for all business premises in the borough is approximately £285 million, with individual assessments ranging from £150 to £2.3 million. An electronic copy of the Council Tax and Business Rates 2014/15 Information Booklet can be downloaded.

How to pay Business Rates

You can pay your bill annually, half-yearly or in 10 monthly instalments.

Make life easier - pay by Direct Debit

The convenient way to make sure your Business Rates is paid on time. Please download a Direct Debit form and return to the address shown on the form.

Through your bank’s telephone or internet banking service

Please ensure you quote sort code 08-90-78 (Co-operative Bank plc), account number 61058415 and your own Business Rates reference.

Debit/credit card payments by telephone or internet

To make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ring our automated payment service on 0845 356 3456 or visit the on-line payments section of the website. Please note credit card payments incur a charge of 1.8%.

Automated telephone payments

A 24-hour automated payment line is available by dialling 0845 3563456. You will need to have your Business Rates reference, and credit or debit card handy when you call. Electron cards are not accepted by this service.

Please note credit card payments incur a charge of 1.8%.

Full details are explained by the automated service.

By post

Crossed cheques and postal orders, made payable to London Borough of Barnet, can be sent to:

London Borough of Barnet
PO Box 49085
London, N11 9AG

Please write your account reference on the reverse of the cheque or postal order, but please do not send correspondence to this address.  We do not accept third party or post-dated cheques. Sending cash by post is not recommended, but if unavoidable it should be sent by registered post.

Post Office and Paypoint outlet

We can send you a barcode reference that can be used at a Post Office or Paypoint outlet. There is no charge when using a barcoded bill at a Post Office or Paypoint outlet.

Annual or half yearly payments

If you wish to settle your account in yearly or half yearly instalments please contact the Business Rates section.