Chance to win £25,000 for paying your council tax by Direct Debit
Residents in Tower Hamlets have the chance to win £25,000 if they sign up to pay their council tax by Direct Debit.
The London-wide prize draw, run by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit, offers council tax payers a chance to win the life-changing sum.
Signing up to pay council tax by Direct Debit saves Tower Hamlets Council time on administration as well as thousands of pounds every year.
Residents who already pay their council tax by Direct Debit are still in with a chance of winning – all 16 participating councils automatically enter their current Direct Debit payers into the prize draw.
There are already 40,000 households who currently pay their council tax by Direct Debit – out of a potential 90,000.
While a third of local authorities are proposing council tax rises this year, Tower Hamlets has frozen Council Tax for the fourth year running.
Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman said: “This initiative gives residents the chance to win a potentially life changing sum of money. I would like to see as many households as possible signed up to this opportunity.”
Cllr Alibor Choudhury, Cabinet member for Resources, said: “I would urge residents to switch to Direct Debit. It can help people to budget, it’s easy to sign up to – and it’s a great opportunity to win a fantastic sum of money.
“It also means that the council saves money on bank charges, so that we can continue to focus on the provision of great services to residents.
If residents already pay council tax by direct debit, they will automatically be entered into the prize draw.
For more information, visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/counciltax or call 020 7364 5002.