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Automated council tax payments are a success Since

Since a new automated telephone payments system went live over 960 West Oxfordshire residents have used it to pay their council tax bills. The total amount of council tax paid this way in the last two months has amounted to nearly £232,000.

Online web payments were set up in December 2005 and so far 596 residents have paid a total of £151,000 in council tax payments.

“Both these new facilities are simple to use and make our residents' lives easier,” says Cllr Mary Neale, Cabinet Member for Finance, “They can pay at any time of the day and night, without having to queue up or
even go out and post a letter. We are delighted with the uptake and expect that, as it is still 'early days', numbers will continue to rise.”

Automated telephone and internet payments can also be made for non-domestic rates, car parking fines
and council invoices. Residents can even pay back any housing benefit overpayments.

Both systems are easy, quick and secure. Automated telephone payment are made by phoning 01993 861045 and online payments are made on the Council's website. Major debit and credit cards are accepted.

Posted : 23/05/2006 04:47:28

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