What if you don't pay your business rates?

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2. What happens if you don't pay?

Reminder notice

If you miss a payment we will send you a reminder notice. It gives you seven days to bring your instalments up to date.

To instantly bring your account up to date please make a payment online.

If you pay within the time limit, but fall behind again, we will send you a second reminder.

If you miss making a payment for a third time in the financial year, or if you do not pay the full amount stated on the first or second reminders within the time limit given, we will send you a final notice. It isn't worth taking the risk!

Final notice

A final notice means that you must pay the total amount outstanding for the rest of the financial year within seven days.

If you do not pay the balance in full, we will start further recovery action through the magistrates court.

Please avoid letting matters reach this stage and contact us on 01626 215 000 or email us as soon as possible if you have problems in making payment.