You will receive a summons if you haven’t paid the debt you owe as agreed in a payment plan. We will have already sent you a reminder and final notice before taking this step.
A summons is a legal notice to start official debt recovery proceedings against you. You will need to do one of the following:
The council will request a liability order in court which will enable them to take more actions to recover the money if you do not stick to your payment plan. This enables the council to legally do the following:
An outstanding benefit claim or appeal against your property band is not a valid defence against the granting of a liability order.
You will only be required to attend the magistrates court if you dispute liability. Below is a list of valid disputes:
Revenues and Benefits
PO Box 1257
Tel: 01522 873362