Direct Debit can be used to pay Council Tax12 Mar 2012
HORSHAM District Council is reminding residents that Direct Debit can be used to pay Council Tax.
It was recently confirmed that Horsham District Council will freeze its share of Council Tax for residents in the year 2012/13.
Councillor Roger Arthur, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Efficiency and Resources, said:
“Direct Debit is a simple and efficient way for residents to pay their Council Tax. Once it is set up there is no need to worry about remembering to pay the bill, since money is debited automatically.
“The use of Direct Debits also helps to save taxpayers’ money, as it costs the Council very much less to process a Direct Debit payment, than to process a payment by cheque.
“The Council’s budget is very much under pressure, due to reducing Government grants, and the money saved through the use of Direct Debits could be put towards better use.
“Residents can save too because Direct Debit removes the need for stamps, paper, envelopes, trips to the post box and telephone calls.
“The majority of residents are already paying this way and I would encourage every Horsham District resident to try Direct Debit.”
For further information, visit the Census Revenues and Benefits website , email Horsham District Council’s Council Tax department or phone 01444 477564.
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