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Difficulty paying your business rates

Liability order and recovery action

If payment of the full amount is not made by the court date, then we will apply to the court for a liability order. If the court agrees the charge is due and unpaid, the liability order will be granted.

A liability order is a document that gives the council powers to collect the debt. These include instructing enforcement agents. 

​Further costs of £20, payable by the rate payer, are charged. 

If an enforcement agent handles the case, you will get further charges. If an enforcement agent contacts you, do not ignore it.