We have been made aware that some business are receiving emails from rating agents offering a free assessment to see if you have been overcharged business rates due to  the 2017 revaluation. Ratepayers do not have to be represented in these discussions regarding their rateable value of their rates bill which can be done directly with the Valuation Office Agency or by contacting the business rates office. 

If you do decide to employ a rates adviser then you should check they have the necessary knowledge and expertise as well as appropriate indemnity insurance.

Pay your Business Rates

A business can now elect to pay their business rates bill over twelve instalments instead of ten. If you would like to take advantage of this please contact the business rates team on 01707 357000 or email c.tax@welhat.gov.uk. Please note that if you wish to pay your business rates over 12 monthly instalments then you will need to inform us in time to issue a demand notice by the 15 April each year.

Pay online

Our online system is fast and secure.

Set up a direct debit

Direct Debit is the most efficient and convenient way for you to pay your Business Rates.

If you would like to pay by Direct Debit you can either complete the Direct Debit mandate form, or contact us with your bank details and we can set it up over the phone. 

If you would like more information on how it works,  use the link on this page to the BACS (Banks Automated Clearing Services) Direct Debit website  which will tell you more about the scheme.

Use Paypoint or pay at the Post Office

  • Payment in cash can be made at any PayPoint outlet and Post Office using a PayPoint card,
  • Payment by cheque, using the Paypoint card, can be made at any Post Office in the UK. If you pay by cheque, please make it payable to "POST OFFICE LTD".

On making payment your card will be swiped and you will be issued with a printed receipt. There is no charge for using this service. PayPoint offers more places to pay and the convenience of longer opening hours to make payments. There are several PayPoint outlets in the Welwyn Hatfield borough displaying the PayPoint logo.

Please contact us if you would like a PayPoint card or further information.

Over the telephone

You can pay your Business Rates using your debit or credit card over the telephone by calling 0845 6041064.

By standing order

If you would like to pay your Business Rates by standing order the council's bank details are as follows:

HSBC Welwyn Garden City
Sort Code : 40-46-08
Account Number : 41020900

By post

Payments by cheque can be sent by post. Please send your instalment sheet if you require a receipt and make your cheque payable to "Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council", quoting your reference number on the back of your cheque. Please do not send cash by post.

At the kiosk at the council offices in Welwyn Garden City

Payment in cash can be made at a kiosk in the Council Offices on The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, during normal working hours.

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