Business rates payment problems
Enforcement Agent action
Once your account has been issued to the Enforcement Agent, you should make any payments directly to them. They may also be willing to make a short-term payment arrangement with you. If you still do not make payment, or default on an arrangement made with the Enforcement Agent, the Council can authorise the Enforcement Agent to remove goods from your property. The goods will then be sold to cover the balance outstanding and the Enforcement Agent's costs.
If the Enforcement Agent is unable to collect the amount due, the Council will begin insolvency proceedings, to wind up your company or put you into bankruptcy. As a last resort, the Council retains the right to commence committal proceedings, which could result in a term in prison.