CHANGES in the law mean Trafford businesses now have the option to pay their Business Rates bills for 2014/15 and onwards over 12 months if they wish.

Any local businesses wanting to do this, need to complete the electronic form on the Trafford Council’s website – – and submit it by Friday, February 21.

The 12-month instalment plan will then be reflected in their 2014/15 annual bill.

Businesses who decide after this date that they want to benefit from the full 12-monthy instalment plan must submit the same form by March 14, 2014.