27th Feb, 2020

Paying tax in shops scheme success

Rob George 15th Sep, 2019

COUNCIL chiefs have hailed a trial scheme which gave city residents the option to pay their council tax at their local shop as a success.

Worcester taxpayers have been able to pay their council tax, business rates or housing benefit overpayment invoices at Post Offices and at around 100 local shops in the city since November.

More than 3,000 council transactions were made at Paypoint terminals including 600 per month in June and July and the scheme will be extended later this year to cover temporary accommodation bills and Penalty Charge Notices, including parking fines.

Councillors were due to debate the removal of the payment kiosks in The Hive last night (Tuesday). If approved they will be removed in November.

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