Reminder of online service

COUNCIL customers in Northumberland have been reminded of the online payment service.

Northumberland County Council says it can make substantial savings if more people pay online as taking payments over the phone can cost more than £3 each in administration overheads compared to around 40p for those processed electronically.

A wide range of bills can be paid for online, including council tax, business rates, housing rents, planning fees and garden waste collections, while the service is available 24 hours a day.

Executive Member for Corporate Resources Andrew Tebbutt said: “Although this service has been available for some time, I’m not convinced that people are fully aware of it and would like to take this opportunity to remind people about the service.

“Residents can quickly and securely make a payment to us online at a time that is convenient to them, day or night, while saving on time and paper too.”

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