What if you don't pay your business rates?

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4. Do you need to attend court?

There is no need for you to attend the court but you have a right to if you wish.

Magistrates will not deal with any of the following:

  • repayment arrangements
  • discount and exemption queries
  • rating appeals

Any queries about the summons or issues that you believe might affect your business rates charge should be directed to the council on 01626 215 000 before the date of the hearing.