How to Pay

NDR (business rates) is calculated on a daily basis for the period 1 April to 31 March and can be paid in full when the bill is received at the start of the billing year or in 10 monthly instalments from April to January.

If a ratepayer’s bill is calculated after the billing year has started, then the number of instalments may be fewer than ten, dependent on the time of year.

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay - no queuing, no postage costs, no need to remember to pay.

Sign up using the online Direct Debit set up service with your 8 digit Business Rates reference number and bank account details to hand.

Or download and complete a print version of the Direct Debit mandate (pdf)


You will need a debit card, e.g. Switch or Delta, or a major credit card.

Further details and help in making payments in this way are available on the online payments page.

BACS transfer

You can also pay by bank transfer.

You must include your 8-digit business rates reference number which is shown on your bill and begins with a 1.

The council’s bank account number is 05070406 and the sort code is 09-07-20.


Pay by debit or credit card by telephoning the council's payment line on 01633 656656 - an automated service is available 24 hours a day.

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Please have your 8-digit business rates reference number and debit or credit card to hand.

Cash, cheque and card 

Pay in person with cash at any UK PayPoint outlet or by cash, cheque or card at any UK Post Office.  

Give your barcoded bill or card to the retailer or Post Office.

Follow the link to My Newport and type in your postcode to find your nearest post office and PayPoint outlet.  

By post 

Post your cheque with your account reference number and address on the reverse to:

Newport City Council
Non-Domestic Rates
PO Box 887
NP20 9LW 

Please do not send cash through the post

You must always quote the eight-digit reference number shown on the top right hand corner of your bill, beginning with a 1….

This helps to ensure payments are credited to your account quickly.