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Surcharge introduced for council tax and business rates payments made by credit card

A new surcharge has been introduced for people paying council tax or business rates with a credit card.

The two per cent charge was brought in late last year by Lichfield District Council.

A spokesperson explained: “Processing credit card payments costs more, so the surcharge will help us to cover the cost of the additional processing. We are looking to roll this surcharge out to other e-payments soon.

“We also want to discourage people from paying their regular bills such as council tax on credit card, which can lead to more debt in the district.”

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1 Comment

  1. Cynic

    6th January, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    The council/Gov will keep looking at new ways to separate us from our cash.
    Do they particularly like to hit small groups while those not affected think “that’s ok its not affecting me”?