Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Carlisle council’s extra charge for credit card payments

People making payments to Carlisle City Council will face an extra charge later this month.

The two per cent charge will apply to council tax payments, licensing fees and planning applications made by credit card.

The council said the charge was to off-set payments they are charged for processing credit cards – around £12,000 a year.

Les Tickner, responsible for finance with the council, said: “It will not affect other payment methods and we recommend that residents and businesses consider setting up direct debits.”

Alternative payment options like direct debit and debit card are not affected by the charge.

Planning applications made via the online Planning Portal and Licensing Applications are also not affected by the two per cent charge.

From October 16, the city council’s automated payment service phone number will change to 0845 372 4032.

Have your say

Avon - you can get any old savings account rich or poor...open some with £1!!!

Posted by Avon Cat-a-log on 7 October 2013 at 22:20

And it's not even a freephone number so you pay all ways

Posted by Goons on 4 October 2013 at 11:46

View all 19 comments on this article

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


News & Star What's On search


All change at Carlisle United... is this the start of a brave new future?

New outlook with new money. The future looks bright

It might be... if the Blues could find a winning streak

Use the cash to buy new players, then it might be

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: