CHANGES in the law mean Trafford businesses can pay their Business Rates bills for 2014/15 and onwards over 12 months.

Firms wanting to do this need to complete the electronic form on Trafford Council’s website and they should visit and submit it by February 21. The 12 month instalment plan will then be reflected in their 2014/15 annual bill.

Any businesses who decide after this date that they want to benefit from the full 12 monthly instalment plan must submit the same form by March 14.

A direct debit scheme is available to pay business rates and any business which want to find out more should call 0161 912 2346 with their bank account details.