Paying business rates to Bristol City Council

* As of 2017 you can now pay market rents and BID payments as well *

When you pay your business rates, market rent or BID payments in Bristol Pounds you’re supporting the local businesses community as Bristol City Council will use Bristol Pounds to pay local suppliers instead of big corporate companies. This keeps more money in Bristol – making our local economy stronger.

Bristol Pound business members can make payments to the council in Bristol Pounds online. This can be done as a one-off payment or as regular scheduled payments.

Read a full guide on making Council payments, including screenshots: Council Payments User Guide

Here's a video walkthrough of setting up payments:

 

If the Bristol Pounds you recieve are not enough to cover your business rates, you may want to top up your Bristol Pound account. See our guide to topping up here.

How to set-up a business rate payment – one-off payment

  1. Login to your Bristol Pound account (See here if you need help).
  2. Click on the Banking tab and choose Member Payment to set up an online payment.
  3. In the username field type BCCPaymentsIn
  4. Choose the payment type
  5. Enter the Amount you wish to pay
  6. For Scheduling choose Pay now (not scheduled)
  7. Enter your BCC Business Rates Acct No: your 11 digit account number found in the top left of you bill. Your bill shows a 13 digit number, just enter the first 11, the last two show the year.
  8. Enter the BCC Business Rates Year which the payment relates to (e.g. 2017)
  9. Enter your Business Rates Account Name 
  10. Enter your BCC Business Rates Premises Address: the address of the rateable premises
  11. Add a Description if you wish (e.g. Business Rates for October)
  12. Click Submit and confirm the payment.


Please note: as of August 2016 the limit has been lifted to a maximum of £B7,500 per payment


How to set-up regular business rate payments

Set up your business rate payments in advance and relax knowing your bill is being paid every month. You'll be making regular payments without regular effort.

  1. Login to your Bristol Pound account (See here if you need help).
  2. Click on the Banking tab and choose Member Payment to set up an online payment.
  3. In the username field type BCCPaymentsIn.
  4. Choose the payment type.
  5. Enter the Amount you wish to pay for each occurrence.
  6. For Scheduling choose Recurring payments.
  7. Set the First occurrence as a Future date and choose the date of the payment (e.g. 1st March 2017)
  8. Set Process until to A fixed number of occurrences and enter how many payments you would like to make. Alternatively, select Being manually canceled to set the recurring payment to go out indefinetely until you cancel it
  9. Set Process every to 1 Months to process the payment on the same date each month for the set number of occurrences.
  10. Enter your BCC Business Rates Acct No (your 11 digit account number found in the top left of you bill. Your bill shows a 13 digit number, just enter the first 11, the last two show the year); the BCC Business Rates Year which the payment relates to (e.g. 2017); your Business Rates Account Name and your BCC Business Rates Premises Address.
  11. Add a Description if you wish (e.g. Business Rates 2017)
  12. Click Submit. You will be shown the details of the payments you are setting-up. If there is something you wish to change click Back. If all the details are correct and you wish to proceed, click Submit.
 
Below is an example screenshot of a regular payment being set up: