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I have received a Reminder

If you have received a Reminder Letter for your Business Rates, payment now will prevent further recovery action from taking place.

Why have I received a Reminder Letter?

Your Business Rates payments have not been paid in accordance with the instalments detailed on your latest bill. 

Make a payment of Business Rates and bring your account up to date.

What happens if I don't pay?

Failure to pay the amount of the reminder or contact us to make a suitable arrangement to pay will result in action being taken against you through the Magistrates Court and you will incur additional costs.

Remember, if you fall behind with payments again, your next reminder will ask for the remainder of the years Business Rates to be paid in full.

I have already paid

If you have paid the full amount shown as being in arrears within the last five days, you can ignore the reminder. You must continue with the normal monthly instalments, as shown on your latest bill or further recovery action will be taken against you.

I am unable to pay

If you are unable to pay, call us to see how we can help. You may be entitled to some sort of relief to reduce your bill. Alternatively we may be able to recalculate your instalment plan if you would agree to pay by direct debit provided the Business Rates is still cleared within the current financial year.

What If I don't do anything?

Failure to do either of the above will result in the Council applying to the Magistrates Court for the issue of a summons for non-payment and could ultimately lead to the use of Enforcement Agents to collect the outstanding Business Rates due.