Reminders and court summons
Business Rates recovery
Business Rates payments are due in monthly instalments. If payments are not kept up, recovery action will start.
Throughout the year if your Business Rates bill is not paid you will receive 3 reminders:
- 2 reminders
- 1 final reminder
Once you have received a final reminder you need to get in contact with us to make arrange arrangements to pay your bill.
If payments are still not made a summons will be issued and costs will be added to the account following a liability order through the magistrates court.
If the total Business Rates outstanding, including the additional charge shown on the court summons, is paid before the court hearing date, then there will be no further action.
A reminder has been issued because our records show that you have missed one or more of your payments.
What should I do next?
- Pay the outstanding amount – Please note all cash offices are currently closed due to restrictions
- Bank transfer
How can I avoid this happening again?
Make sure your instalments are paid by the date due or make future payments by Direct Debit.
What if I believe I have paid the sum due?
If you have paid the amount on the reminder, within the past few days, it is possible that your payment will have crossed in the post. In this case, please ignore this notice and accept our apologies.
If you feel that you have made other payments, that are not accounted for on this notice, please notify the Revenues team and attach your payment receipts to:
Are there any other ways of reducing my bill?
Yes, there various discounts and exemptions which you may be able to claim.
If you are suffering financial hardship you should seek debt advice from the Citizens Advice on
- Call 0300 330 2197
- Visit Citizens advice website
What if I have appealed against the ratable value of my property?
Until your appeal has been settled, you must pay your current instalments. If your appeal is successful, your account will be adjusted. If as a result of your appeal there is money to be paid back to you by the council, this will be refunded to you.
Contact the Listing officer about your appeal by:
- Visit GOV.uk website
- Call 03000 501 501