Let us know if you're having difficulties, we may be able to arrange another way to pay.
You may be eligible for Business Rates Relief.
If you fail to make a payment, we'll send a reminder notice which will ask for the outstanding amount to be paid within 7 days.
What happens if I don't pay?
By 30 September, if you've not paid the equivalent of 4 monthly instalments, you'll lose the right to pay by instalment. A final notice for the full rates balance will be issued.
After 30 September, if you've received a reminder notice and don't pay the balance, a final notice will be issued.
If you don't pay the final notice within 14 days, an application will be made to the Sheriff Court for a Summary Warrant. At this stage a statutory 10% of the amount you owe will be added to your arrears.
A summary warrant gives us powers to:
- freeze a bank account
- carry out diligence and attachment
- undertake an earnings arrestment
We work in partnership with Stirling Park, Sheriff Officers to collect all arrears that have reached summary warrant.