Business Rates Summons and Liability Order

Pay your business rates online


A summons is sent if you have not paid enough business rates and did not bring your account up to date when we sent you a reminder or final notice.

If you pay the amount in full now (including the summons costs of £155) we will not obtain a liability order against you and you will not have to pay the liability order costs of £25.

If you cannot pay in full now, you can pay in instalments. There is an arrangement on the front of the summons that you've received. If you keep to this arrangement, we will still obtain a liability order against you but will not take any further action.

If you have a query or think that the summons is wrong, you can contact us using the button below:

Contact Business Rates about your summons

Court sessions

You cannot physically go to court as sessions are taking place online at the moment. 

If you want to talk to the magistrates, contact us at least one week before the hearing date so we can arrange an appointment for you.

If a liability order is obtained and you have not kept to the payment plan or contacted business rates, your debt will be passed to an Enforcement Agent to collect without further notice.

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Page last updated:

March 20, 2023