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Paying your Business Rates

Pay by Direct Debit

For monthly instalments, choose to pay on the 5th, 14th, 21st or 28th of the month. 

A weekly on a Friday option is also available, to discuss this please download and return a completed Direct Debit form.

Debit/Credit Card:

Automated Telephone – 01744 671699, 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
Online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/pay - 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Telephone – by calling the Contact Centre on 01744 676789 from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on a Saturday. Or in person at the Contact Centre (credit and debit card only).
St Helens Libraries (credit and debit card only)

You will need your 9 digit account reference number.

At a Post Office:

Payment can be made at any post office by cash, cheque or debit card. You will need a bill/document with a barcode for this service . Cheques should be made payable to 'Post Office Ltd'. There is currently a post office limit of £999 for any single transaction.

At at Payzone Outlet:

Payment can be made at any Payzone Outlet by cash . You will need a bill/document with a barcode for this service

By Post:

Payment can be sent through the post by cheque or postal order. Cheques should be made payable to "St.Helens Council" and crossed A/C Payee. Please send a copy pf your bill with your cheque or quote your account number on the back of the cheque.

Payment should be sent to

Income Section
2nd Floor
Wesley House
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HF

Please do not send cash through the post.

By Standing Order:

Payments may be made by standing order but these will be due by 14th of the month. You must arrange this yourself and supply your own stationery.

Pay to:

National Westminster Bank plc, St.Helens
Sort Code 60 70 08
Account: St.Helens Council
Number: 94231397
The full account number shown on your bill must be quoted.


Please ensure that all payments are received by the Council on or before the due date. Payments made at the Post Office, at a Payzone outlet or by Standing Order can take up to 5 working days to come through to your Business Rates account.