Pay your business rates You can pay your business rates in a number of ways, including by Direct Debit and by bank transfer. Apply for a business rate reduction There are a number of ways to reduce how much you pay for your business rates. You can apply for coronavirus support, hardship, discretionary, unoccupied property and small business rate reductions. All about business rates An explanation of business rates and how they're calculated, the latest business rates explanatory notes and how the rateable value of your property is set. If you don't pay your business rates If you don't pay your business rates on time, there are a number of formal and legal stages we go through to request payment. Business rates freedom of information requests Answers to some of the most frequently asked business rates questions.