Extra bank security means changes for some council tax payers

Released on February 1, 2018

Calling council tax payers - the bank details have been changed for Vale of White Horse District Council, which means changes for some council tax and some business rate payers.

The council has been given a new sort code which is 20-01-25, its bank account number remains the same.

The new sort code will affect people who pay their council tax or business rates by bank transfer or standing order. Those people are requested to update their payment details as soon as possible otherwise the payments may not reach the council.

This change doesn’t affect the majority of council tax payers, the 81 per cent who pay by direct debit, as the new sort code will be amended as part of the direct debit service.

The new bank details and information on how to pay will be enclosed with council tax bills being issued in March.

Councillor Robert Sharp, cabinet member for finance at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused to council tax and business rates payers. The change has been imposed as a result of extra security measures and anti-fraud work by our bank account provider.

“We will be contacting everyone who may be affected by including a message in their council tax bills. However, those paying by direct debit will not have to make any changes themselves.”

You can also pay online, by phone, or by direct debit:

Switch to direct debit online

• Or contact the Council Tax Section by calling 0345 302 2315 to set up your direct debit over the phone

For all other Direct Debit enquiries please contact the council on 01235 422422.

Vale of White Horse: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/counciltax 0345 302 2315