Council Tax Confusion in Chiswick

Hounslow Council changes to new bank account but says nobody need worry


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Chiswick residents concerned about changes to account details as their annual Council Tax bills arrive need not worry. A spokesman for Hounslow Council said the changes are due to the Council changing to a new bank and that payments would be going to the new account from April 1 st.

Some residents were confused when they noticed that their account details were different when they looked at their annual council tax bill. Hounslow Council has posted out more than 100,000 council tax bills in the past couple of weeks

Residents paying by direct debit need do nothing, as their debits will automatically be directed to the new Council bank account. Those paying by standing order or internet banking need to change the details, but a spokesman said that any payments made to the old Hounslow Council bank account by mistake will still come through to the council and will be credited to the resident’s account.

The Council will contact all those to make sure they change over correctly. A Council spokesman said leaflets outlining the changes in the council tax had been send to all those affected by the change.

There has been an increase recently in the numbers of people paying by monthly direct debit and the spokesman said they are keen to encourage more direct debit payments. The Council has a number of dates in the month available for payment to be taken, so that people can be facilitated, he added.

March 22, 2012

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