If you do not pay your Business Rates/BID Levy or keep to an agreement to pay, we will issue you with a court summons.
If you have received a summons and have not arranged a payment plan call us straight away.
If you do not arrange to make full payment including costs, a liability order issued by the magistrate’s court which will allow us to use other means to recover the debt.
Contact our Revenues and Benefits Team
Phone 01903 737752
Do I have to go to court to attend the hearing?
Most of the time you do not need to go to court. Over the phone we will try to agree a special payment arrangement, check if you are entitled to any discounts/reliefs and investigate any unresolved queries.
If you feel you have a valid defence against a liability order being issued, we can also discuss this over the phone without you needing to attend court.
The only valid legal defences against a liability order are either:
- we have not followed the procedures set down in law when trying to collect your Business Rates/BID levy
- you have paid all the overdue Business Rates/BID levy within the time limit given on the last reminder or final notice sent to you
If you believe you have a valid defence against a liability order, please contact us straight away so that we can investigate the matter. We may then withdraw the summons.