Direct debit is the most efficient way to pay. You can pay by instalments over 10 or 12 months with a choice of payment dates, the 1st, 15th or 28th of each month.
Why pay by direct debit?
• You have a choice of payment date
• You don't have to remember to pay on the due date
• You only need to sign one instruction unlike standing order, which must be renewed each year
• No more cheques to write or letters to post
• No more queuing to pay
• Your bank or building society will make an immediate refund if any payment breaks the terms of your instruction
• You can cancel the instruction at any time just by contacting your bank/building society
You can set up a direct debit online or telephone us.
You will need to have your debit or credit card and your business rate account reference number to hand, you can find the number on your bill.
We accept Switch, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta, Solo, JCB and Visa Purchasing.
You can pay 24/7 by credit or debit card through our automated telephone payments system. Call 01257 511000 and quote your account reference number from your bill and your card details.
At any Post Office or PayPoint outlet
You can make your payment at Post Office and PayPoint outlets. Please take your bill with a barcode on the front when making payment and allow three working days for payment to reach your account.
Through your bank/online banking
You can arrange payment through your bank by quoting:
A/C Name: Chorley Borough Council Collections Account
Sort Code: 20-69-93
A/C No: 63417069
Account Branch Details: 23 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SY
Please remember to quote your business rate account reference number with all payments and ensure that payment reaches us by the due date on your bill.
If you opt to pay by instalments, they must be paid in line with the schedule set out on your bill. You can view your account and any correspondence online through eCitizen. If you need any help or advice or are struggling to pay your bill please contact us.Notes on paying business rates• It is important to make payment on the date shown on the bill, paying your bill later in the month will not always
avoid recovery• If you miss an instalment you will get a reminder• If you pay and future instalments remain up to date, no further action will be taken• If you fail to pay a second instalment, you will be asked to settle the full outstanding balance within seven days• At this point, we will not accept a payment bringing instalments up to date • If it is not paid a summons will be issued and costs incurred. We will also apply for a Liability Order, resulting in
further costs for you• A Liability Order provides us with the power to send an enforcement agent to seize your goods• The agent can then auction the goods to pay the bill and their fees, which could be significant