Melton Borough Council

Missing payments and reminders - Business Rates

Missing payments and reminders

The first time you miss a payment you will get a first reminder. If you pay the full instalment after this, then you can carry on with your monthly payments.  If you do not pay in full you will not be sent any further reminders and we will send you a court summons, where you will be required to pay your business rate balance in full, plus costs. 

We usually wait until 7 days after each instalment date before sending out a reminder because we know it is not always possible to pay on the due date.

If you miss a payment a second time...

If you miss a payment for a second time, no further reminders will be sent. We will issue a final notice, where we will request payment full. If you do not pay in full, we will send you a court summons, where you will be required to pay your business rate balance in full, plus costs.

Avoid getting reminders 

  • Pay your instalments by the due date
  • Pay by direct debit - to download a direct debit mandate, click here
  • If you wait to get a summons you will have to pay court costs of £54
  • If this remains unpaid and a Liability Order is granted, you will incur further costs of £12