How do I pay?

The following methods of payment are available for business rates:

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the council’s preferred method of payment. All payments made by direct debit are protected by the direct debit guarantee.

If you currently pay by any other method and would like to set up a direct debit, please call 0151 443 4126 / 4069 - this is a phone number for businesses only, if you are a resident please visit the Residents Council Tax page - and make sure you have your bank account details to hand.

Alternatively, download a direct debit instruction by clicking here and return to:

Business Rates Office,
Knowsley MBC,
Archway Road,
Huyton, L36 9YU

Download a direct debit form (Microsoft Word).

Online Payment

You can pay your business rates using our secure payment site.


Pay over the phone using a credit or debit card.

Please call the Business Rates Office on 0151 443 4126/4069.


Post your payment to the Director of Finance, Business Rates Office, Knowsley MBC, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9YU.

Cheques and postal orders should be crossed and made payable to ‘Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley’. Please ensure that you include your account reference number with your payment.

Bank Transfer

You can set up a bank transfer through your bank, quoting Knowsley Council’s account number: 73951685 and sort code: 20-51-02.

Please ensure that you quote your business rates account number, including the prefix ‘BR’.

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