Your rate bill has been designed to make it easy for you to find important information at a glance. You can also find information on how to use your Rates QuickPay card.
The following information can be easily found in your rate bill:
You can use the links below to get a full explanation of your bill and to see the rates information leaflet that will be enclosed with your bill:
If you don't pay your rates by Direct Debit, you will find the Rates QuickPay card at the bottom of your bill. This is a convenient way to pay your rates, either in full or by instalments.
The card can be used in a Post Office or PayPoint outlet. It is not accepted at banks, building societies or in Land & Property Services (LPS) offices.
If you pay by Direct Debit, you will not receive a QuickPay card.
Annual rate bills are issued at the beginning of April each year, and are based on rates assessed from 1st April to 31st March. You can choose to make payment in full or to spread payments over a maximum of 10 months.
When the person responsible for paying the rates changes, for example when a property is sold, LPS will reassess the rates so you will only be billed for the period when you are entitled to possession of the property. To avoid a back dated rate bill, you should inform LPS as soon as a change takes place.
Households in receipt of full Housing Benefit (for rates) do not receive a rate bill.