Late and unpaid business rates
If your business rates payment is late you will receive a reminder shortly after the due date. A maximum of two reminders will be issued in any financial year after which you may lose your right to pay by instalments. You would then have to pay the balance owed for the remainder of the year at once.
A second reminder will only be issued where you have complied with the terms of payment contained in the first reminder, but you then did not pay a further instalment on the due date.
Reminders require payments to be brought up to date within seven days. If you do not, you lose your right to instalments and you will have to pay the full amount due for the rest of the year all in one lump sum payment. We take legal action against those who do not pay.
If we do have to take action a summons will be issued and then we will make an application for a liability order at Staines Magistrates' Court. This will entitle us to instruct an enforcement agent to recover the debt and begin insolvency proceedings if necessary.
You will be charged for the summons to court, the liability order and the enforcement agent fees.
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