Clackmannanshire Council is introducing a quicker, easier and more convenient way to pay bills for customers who pay by cash from 1st April 2016.
Thanks to the introduction of a new method of payment , all council tax bills, rent and other invoices such as charges for social care can be paid at any local shop which accepts PayPoint payments.
There is a wide network of 36 PayPoint outlets across Clackmannanshire, as well as another 28,000 across the UK so customers have greater choice of when and where they pay. PayPoint is available in local convenience stores, newsagents, supermarkets, garages and off-licences, many of which are open 7 days a week with long opening hours.
The Council's CAP offices will be phasing out cash or cheque payments for council tax, rent or sundry invoices over the next few months.
People currently using the local offices for these payments are being advised, where possible, to sign up to direct debit to make payments to the Council directly from their bank or building society current accounts. The Council also encourages payment by card, either over the 'phone or online.
Council Tax and sundry debt customers who currently make cash payments at local offices and wish to use PayPoint in the future will have a bar code printed on their bill. This bill can be used at PayPoint outlets.