Recovery Action for Wight BID Levy

The amount due for the BID levy is payable in one instalment. The recovery process is similar to business rates. If you are experiencing any difficulty paying your BID levy please contact us so we can discuss your options. 

You can get in touch by sending a message.

If your bill is not paid

You will be sent a reminder notice requiring the account be brought up to date within the next seven days.

If the reminder balance is not paid, a Magistrates' Court Summons will be issued. This gives you notice to appear before the Court on a specified date and will incur additional costs.

If you pay the full balance including the Summons costs before the hearing, no further action will be taken.

If the balance (including costs) is not paid by the hearing date we will apply for a Liability Order for the amount due. The granting of a liability order incurs additional costs.

The costs amount is reviewed annually.

If you receive a summons and are unable to pay the amount in full by the hearing date please contact us, we may be able to agree an arrangement. This can be agreed prior to the court hearing, although you will be subject to the Liability Order and associated costs.

If payment is still not received, we can pass your account to an Enforcement Agent for collection. This will incur additional fees which are outlined as follows:

StageFeePercentage Fee
Enforcement£235 7.5% on excess of debts over £1,500
Sale£110 7.5% on excess of debts over £1,500

The compliance fee of £75 will be payable for each Liability Order the moment we refer it to the Enforcement Agency. The additional enforcement fee of £235 plus a percentage fee will be due on the first visit.

We can proceed with bankruptcy proceedings against individuals who have substantial costs.

For a company with substantial debts we can proceed with liquidation proceedings. These are taken at County Court.

A summons can be issued requiring you to attend a committal proceeding hearing at a Magistrates' Court. A warrant can be issued to place you in prison for up to three months. This can involve additional costs.

In exceptional circumstances a charging order can be made against your property. This means that if your property is sold, the BID levy would be paid from the proceedings.