We will issue a Demand Notice following commencement of your development, which will detail the amount of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) due, the date it is due by and information about instalments, where these are relevant.
Late payment of a CIL instalment means the option to pay by instalment plan is lost and all remaining CIL liability (all instalments) will then become due in full immediately. Statutory late payment interest will start to accumulate, and surcharges may also apply.
Please note that payment is considered as received by the council on the day on which it funds are cleared in the council's bank account. For CIL payments we use the date on the council's bank statement as the date received, therefore please allow adequate time for payments to be processed through bank clearing systems. Where an instalment has a due date, it must be cleared in the council's bank account by this date.
You can make a payment on our website using a debit or credit card. Go to Online Payments and choose ‘Other Payments’, then choose CIL from the drop down boxes. Please make sure you have the payment reference from your Demand Notice to hand.
Pay by phone
You can make a payment by phone using a debit or credit card. Please call 0333 016 2000.
Please quote your planning reference and the amount due when you are prompted. This information is detailed in your CIL demand notice.
Please do not call this number if you have a general CIL enquiry. For CIL enquiries you can call 01502 523059 or email CIL@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.
BACS or Electronic transfer
East Suffolk Council
Sort code: 30-94-55
Account number: 80707960
Bank account address:
Lloyds Bank PLC
Please include your payment reference from your invoice (if you have one) or your planning reference and end in CIL otherwise we will not be able to match this to your account.
Penalties and surcharges
There are penalties if you don’t follow the CIL process. Some of the penalties are statutory requirements and some are at the discretion of the council. We will pursue debtors for non-payment in accordance with the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).
Statutory late payment interest is charged from when the CIL is due according to the CIL Regulations and is charged at 2.5% above the Bank of England base rate.
Regulation 69B of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) allows a charging authority to establish an instalments policy for more flexible payment arrangements.
Instalments can only be applied once someone has assumed liability to pay the CIL and this must be actioned prior to commencement using the correct CIL forms (either CIL form 2 or for permitted development CIL form 5).
Where development commences and liability has not been assumed the full amount of CIL is due on the commencement date or deemed commencement date. The opportunity to apply for exemptions and instalments is lost.