The Council acts as the collection agent for the Government and all sums colected by the Council are paid into the Central Pool. Billing, collection and recovery has to be carried out in a diligent manner, ensuring efficient and effective collection.
If you fail to pay your instalments by the date given on your bill, recovery action will commence in accordance with the statutory regulations.
A reminder will be sent approximately 10 days after the instalment became due.
If you fail to pay the amount shown on the reminder within seven days or fail to pay any subsequent instalment as it becomes due, a summons will be issued for you to appear in the Magistrates Court. Unless payment is received, the Council will apply to the Court for a Liability Order that allows the Council to use external bailiffs or, if appropriate, to instigate bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings.
Last Updated: 21/09/2015