There are less than two weeks left for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney residents to win £5,000 simply by switching to Direct Debit.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have signed-up to a national council tax campaign launched by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit in the UK.
To be in with a chance of landing the £5,000 prize, residents must register to pay their council tax bill by Direct Debit before 5pm on 30 September 2016. This can be done by either returning a completed Direct Debit instruction form by post, downloading a leaflet or by calling 01394 444339 (Suffolk Coastal) / 01502 523435 (Waveney). Residents who already pay their council tax by Direct Debit will automatically be entered into the prize draw.
Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member for Resources said:
“Time is running out to be in with a chance of winning the £5,000 prize, so we would encourage all those who don’t already pay their council tax this way to consider switching to Direct Debit.”
Cllr Mike Barnard, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Resources said:
“Not only is Direct Debit a simple, safe and secure means of payment for our residents, it also saves the council time and money when processing payments, which can then be invested elsewhere.”
Dawneth Perry, Bacs’ local authority specialist, said:
“No one likes having to pay bills, but at least with Direct Debit you can save time sorting your monthly outgoings, and avoid forgetting about those important payments. And, thanks to this year’s campaign you could even be celebrating a welcome cash boost.”