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Failure to pay business rates

If you fail to pay by the due date, we will issue a reminder. You must pay reminders within seven days, or the total outstanding will be payable. If the full amount isn't paid, we will issue a summons and costs will be charged.

Then, if the payment isn’t made in full with the summons costs, an application will be made for a Liability Order. This will be done in your absence if you fail to attend the magistrate’s court.

If you do not pay the amount in full or contact the tax office within the following 14 days, we will use an enforcement agency. Then, you will incur further costs for each Liability Order sent, as per the schedule below.

The table of enforcement fees.
Fee stage Fixed fee Percentage Fees
£0 to £1500 >£1,500
Administration/compliance stage (applied when enforcement company receives instruction). £75 0% 0%
Enforcement stage (applied when EA makes first attendance). £235 0% 7.5%
Sale (applied at first attendance for the purpose of transporting goods for sale). £110 0% 7.5%

The Tribunals Court Act 2007 Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations Jan 2014 sets the above fees. Therefore, they are not negotiable.

If you have difficulties making payments, please contact us immediately to discuss the situation with the below details.

Contact

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643643. Choose option three.
Text relay: Put 18001 before any of our phone numbers.
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm.
Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Croesewir galwadau yn Gymraeg.
Calls in Welsh are welcomed.

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