To register with us, or notify us of a change of occupier - Please print, complete and return this form:
The most common method of paying business rates is over ten monthly instalments from April to January. This is usually how we will ask you to pay, unless you already have another arrangement with us or you have fallen into arrears.
It is now possible to spread your instalments over twelve months instead, to request this please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're behind with your payments
Please note that if you pay through the Post Office there will be a delay before the council receives your payment. Delayed payments could mean you lose your right to pay by instalments. Because of this you are advised to pay any arrears directly to the council.
Business Rates (or NNDR - national non-domestic rates) are a way of contributing towards the cost of local services if you occupy a non-domestic property.
The 2019/20 business rates bills were sent to ratepayers on 27th February. Please be aware that if you notified us of any changes or made any payments after 21st February, they will not show on this bill. If you have not received a 2019/20 business rates bill please contact the business rates team.
Direct Debit is a convenient and safe way to pay. You can choose to have your monthly payments on the 1st or 15th or 20th of each month.
You can setup a Direct Debit by:
If you need to change your direct debit bank details or change the date of the direct debit please ring us on 023 9254 5470 .
The Direct Debit Guarantee
You can pay with a debit or credit card through our secure server by clicking on the link above and then clicking on Business Rates (NNDR) as the Payment Type.
The payment reference to use is your business rates account number . If you provide your email address, you can select the option to be sent an automated receipt for your payment. You can also print your receipt from the screen using the Print button.
You can call the Debit Card Hotline on 023 928 4242 (open 9am-5pm, Mon - Fri)). You will need your business rates account number as your account reference. Have a pen and paper ready to make a note of the reference number for your payment.
Internet banking, telephone banking, Bacs and other bank transfers
If your bank offers internet banking or telephone banking services with your account, you may use these services to pay your business rates.
In all cases, the payment reference to quote with your bank transfer or Bacs payment, is your business rates account number.
Payments should be made to:
Bank Account Number: 00000000
Sort Code: 57-81-43 (National Westminster PLC)
Sending payments by post
Cheques or money orders should be made payable to Gosport Borough Council and sent to: Business Rates, Gosport Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1EB.
On the reverse of your cheque or money order, please ensure that you write clearly your business rates account number, the property address, your name and your correspondence address (if different).
You must allow enough time for your payment to reach your Business Rates account before the instalment due date. Do not send cash through the post.
If you are struggling to pay your business rates, please Contact business rates as soon as possible.