Direct debit prize draw
Residents who pay their council tax, business rates or council housing rent by direct debit could win £100.
From April, anyone paying their council tax and/or business rates by direct debit will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £100. Housing have been running this incentive scheme for a few years, but now people paying their council tax and business rates by direct debit also have the chance to win £100.
The first draw for the new council tax and business rates competition will be held in April and will include people who already pay by direct debit as well as new joiners.
Councillor Steve Clark, cabinet member for finance and legal services, said:
We want to make it as easy as possible for our tenants, residents and business owners to pay their bills with us. Setting up a direct debit allows people to budget, without having to go to any extra effort or expense. Once it’s set up you can just forget about it.
The prize draw has worked really well to incentivise housing tenants to pay by direct debit so we’re rolling it out to council tax and business rate customers too. It’s our way of saying thank you for working with us.
Paying council tax, business rates or housing rent by direct debit is simple, efficient and free to set up. It gives people peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to arrange payment each month once the direct debit it set up.
To register for either scheme simply visit www.dudley.gov.uk and search ‘prize draw’
People who are eligible for the government’s energy rebate are also advised to sign up for direct debit in order to receive their rebate sooner.