Braintree: Council urges people to sign up to e-billing

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Council urges people to sign up to e-billing Braintree: Council urges people to sign up to e-billing

Braintree Council is urging residents and businesses to use e-billing to save time and as much as £25,000 a year.


The e-billing system is available through the council’s website and allows residents to register and receive their council tax bill and correspondence via email rather the post.

Businesses can also register to receive their business rates bill online.

Councillor David Bebb, cabinet member for resources, said: “We currently have over 62,000 live accounts paying council tax and almost 4,500 business rate payers, and we estimate that around £25,000 is being spent each year in contacting people, to send their bill, and then in reminders or other correspondence.

 

"This is money that we would rather spend elsewhere and so the more people we can sign up to e-billing the better."

Registering takes around five minutes and can be done via braintree.gov.uk.
Please ensure you register before the end of January 2014 to ensure your account is registered ahead of the 2014/15 bills being issued.

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12:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bhudeeka says...

are you going to provide us with the computers? not made of money
are you going to provide us with the computers? not made of money Bhudeeka

1:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

noggynoo says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
are you going to provide us with the computers? not made of money
Well you obviously have a computer or access to one or you wouldn't be online commenting on the story. So what exactly is your point?
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: are you going to provide us with the computers? not made of money[/p][/quote]Well you obviously have a computer or access to one or you wouldn't be online commenting on the story. So what exactly is your point? noggynoo

8:10am Tue 17 Dec 13

Bhudeeka says...

because noggynoo I am at work you pleb you know work? and we have restricted access so no billing next thickhead comment
because noggynoo I am at work you pleb you know work? and we have restricted access so no billing next thickhead comment Bhudeeka

4:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

howwhy says...

Just a thought, how about turning the heating Off. All the heat computers and lights generate should be enough. If not, the staff could always follow David Cameron's advice and put on an extra pullover and if that is not enough to keep warm put their coats on also. Come on BDC lead by example and do what our Prime Minister advised.
Just a thought, how about turning the heating Off. All the heat computers and lights generate should be enough. If not, the staff could always follow David Cameron's advice and put on an extra pullover and if that is not enough to keep warm put their coats on also. Come on BDC lead by example and do what our Prime Minister advised. howwhy

9:32am Fri 20 Dec 13

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka - this is optional. Those with computers can choose to take advantage if they want to. Those who are unable, or just do not want to change, can remain with the old paper system.
Bhudeeka - this is optional. Those with computers can choose to take advantage if they want to. Those who are unable, or just do not want to change, can remain with the old paper system. keith_l

10:05am Fri 20 Dec 13

phillip15 says...

Yet I bet the Council Tax bills will go up next year, even if they do manage to save money? I am using paperless billing with my internet/phone provider and I get a discount!

I wonder if you can guess what my next question will be?
Yet I bet the Council Tax bills will go up next year, even if they do manage to save money? I am using paperless billing with my internet/phone provider and I get a discount! I wonder if you can guess what my next question will be? phillip15

11:55am Sun 22 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Er........

Could it be "Why is it that Bhudeeka seems to spend all her time when she is supposed to be at work mucking about on the computer instead of getting on with the job in hand"?
Er........ Could it be "Why is it that Bhudeeka seems to spend all her time when she is supposed to be at work mucking about on the computer instead of getting on with the job in hand"? OMPITA [Intl]

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