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Problems paying business rates 

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.

Reminder notice

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.

Contact Business rates



01294 310121