How to pay business rates

You can pay your business rates by any of the following methods. You will need your rate account number which you will find on the front of your bill.

Please note we no longer accept payments made using the Barclays Pingit service.

Pay online or over the phone

Go to the Tower Hamlets Web Payments page for our 24 hour secure internet payments service. You may make a variety of payments using this secure site with most major credit or debit cards (not Diners Card, American Express or Solo).

If you access this payments service from a smartphone or similar device you can pay using  your Barclays Pingit account. You can create a new Pingit account if you do not already have one.

You can also call our 24 hour automated service on 020 7364 3800. You can pay with most major credit or debit cards (not Diners Card, American Express or Solo).

Please note with effect from 13 January 2018 transaction fees will no longer be applied when making payments by credit/debit card.

By direct debit

The direct debit payment will show as 'LB Tower Hamlets' on your bank statement

Other payment methods

By telephone or online banking with your bank or with a BACS/CHAPS transfer

Please quote the following London Borough of Tower Hamlets details:

  • Sort code: 60-03-19
  • Bank account number: 75667002
  • Your Rate account number

and email corresponding remittance advices to 

By standing order with your bank

  • Sort code: 60-03-19
  • Bank account number: 75667037
  • Your Rate account number

Paying from outside the UK

If you are paying in a currency other than sterling you must cover any shortfall resulting from the exchange rate or costs associated with converting the payment into the other currency.

Please give your bank the following Tower Hamlets details:

  • BIC:    NWBKGB2L
  • IBAN: GB82 NWBK 60031975667002
  • Reference: Your Rate account  number