Paying business rates

Direct Debit

If you already pay by Direct Debit, your payments will automatically be taken from your bank or building society account.

If you would like to pay by Direct Debit:

  • call 020 7361 2828
  • or email: [email protected]

  • or download the form below and return the completed form to the Rates Office

You will need to quote your business rates account number.

Standing order

Please call 020 7361 2828 to pay your instalments by standing order. 

You can also set up your own payment arrangement with your bank or building society. To do this you will need to quote:

  • sort code 57-20-32
  • account number 00000000
  • your business rate account number

Pay online

To pay your demand by debit card online, use our Secure Online Payments page.

We accept Switch/Maestro, Solo, Visa Delta and Visa Electron cards.

To pay your demand from your bank’s website you will need to quote:

  • sort code 57-20-32
  • account number 00000000
  • your business rates account number

Debit card

You can pay your demand by phoning 020 3974 4670 (automated 24 hour payment line). You need to supply your card details and your business rate account number.

By post

Cheques and postal orders should be payable to RB of Kensington and Chelsea. Please send these to:

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Financial Systems Team
Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX

Please write your business rate account number and the address of the business on the back of the cheque. 


You can make an international transfer of funds using this information:

International Bank Account number (IBAN): GB06 NWBK 5030 1025 0626 97
Bank Identification Code (BIC): NWBK GB 2L
Bank account Number: 25062697
Sort Code: 50-30-10
Bank address: NatWest Bank plc, Royal Garden Branch, 55 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ZG

You must quote your business rates reference in the payments information field to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.

If you do not keep to your instalment arrangement, you risk losing your right to pay by instalments.

Last updated: 3 April 2024