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. Failure to pay the reminder within seven days will result in the full balance being payable and a final notice will be issued. 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 may use an enforcement agency to recover the debt. Then, you will incur further costs for each Liability Order sent, as per the schedule below.
Failure to pay Business Rates fees
|Fee Stage ||Fixed fees ||% fee for sum exceeding £1,500(this is in addition to the fixed fee)|
|Sale or Disposal Stage
The Tribunals Court Act 2007 Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations Jan 2014 sets the above fees. Therefore, they are not negotiable.