Non-Domestic Rates are payable by instalments, the details are on your bill. If an instalment is missed a Reminder Notice will be issued. If you bring your payments up to date and a future instalment is missed a Second Reminder will be issued.
In each case if the sum outstanding is not brought up to date a summons will be issued. If you bring your payments up to date and maintain further payments as they become due no further action will be taken. Default on future instalments will result in a Final Notice being issued, allowing 7 days to make payment of the full year’s balance.
If the balance is not paid within the time allowed, a Summons Notice will be issued, and you will incur an additional charge, currently £40.00. If a liability order is granted at the magistrates’ court a further £29.00 charge will also be incurred.
Payment arrangements to pay the rates
If you have received any of these documents and you can’t pay the amount due, please contact us to discuss the option of a payment arrangement to pay your rates.
If however, your account has been passed to the council’s enforcement agents (bailiffs) you need to contact them directly.
To make an enquiry or inform us of any changes in your circumstances please: