Council urges residents to receive council tax bills by email

Council urges residents to receive council tax bills by email

Council urges residents to receive council tax bills by email

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COUNCIL tax payers are being urged sign up to receive their council tax bills by email.

City of York council says sending printed bills to 86,000 households in the city costs more than £30,000 each year, and they hope to cut these costs by encouraging people to opt to take their bills online.

To sign up for e-billing, residents need to have their last council tax bill to hand and go to the Do It Online section of york.gov.uk, click on to Apply Online, Council Tax, select Council Tax e-billing, and follow the instructions.

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8:17am Wed 26 Feb 14

mdcollins1984 says...

Presumably this saving will be passed on to us?!!
Presumably this saving will be passed on to us?!! mdcollins1984
  • Score: -13

8:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

chelk says...

I will sign up when this lot start to listen to the residents..... That will obviously never happen so send it by post
I will sign up when this lot start to listen to the residents..... That will obviously never happen so send it by post chelk
  • Score: -7

8:33am Wed 26 Feb 14

oldgoat says...

Less paper to chuck in the recycling, less plastic for the bin. Yeah, why not?
@chelk - complain to the councillors for that one. This is about the council saving money. Don't mix the two up
Less paper to chuck in the recycling, less plastic for the bin. Yeah, why not? @chelk - complain to the councillors for that one. This is about the council saving money. Don't mix the two up oldgoat
  • Score: 37

8:42am Wed 26 Feb 14

Pete the Brickie says...

Today a Bricklayer urged his council to remove all unnecessary traffic restrictions in his city, Pete says the cost of him sending people round large diversions whilst paying them wages for being stationary in vans costs him about £30,000 each year, which he hopes to cut by urging his council to stop being such idiots. For them to do this they need to get off their backsides and remove signage and obstructions using hand tools, powered equipment and following simple instructions.
Today a Bricklayer urged his council to remove all unnecessary traffic restrictions in his city, Pete says the cost of him sending people round large diversions whilst paying them wages for being stationary in vans costs him about £30,000 each year, which he hopes to cut by urging his council to stop being such idiots. For them to do this they need to get off their backsides and remove signage and obstructions using hand tools, powered equipment and following simple instructions. Pete the Brickie
  • Score: -8

8:47am Wed 26 Feb 14

bolero says...

Some jobs at stake here I guess.
Some jobs at stake here I guess. bolero
  • Score: -5

8:49am Wed 26 Feb 14

bolero says...

Another £30,000 for CoYC to waste no doubt.
Another £30,000 for CoYC to waste no doubt. bolero
  • Score: -17

8:59am Wed 26 Feb 14

nowthen says...

£30,000 off the £250,000 + in annual interest payments taken from the revenue budget to pay the loan for Merrett's latest vanity projects leaves a shortfall of £220,000 . Hmmmmm what other frontline/essential services are in for the chop.
£30,000 off the £250,000 + in annual interest payments taken from the revenue budget to pay the loan for Merrett's latest vanity projects leaves a shortfall of £220,000 . Hmmmmm what other frontline/essential services are in for the chop. nowthen
  • Score: -12

9:04am Wed 26 Feb 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years

(In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...) AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: 7

9:08am Wed 26 Feb 14

pedalling paul says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years

(In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha
re.com/ to learn more.
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)[/p][/quote]Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more. pedalling paul
  • Score: 7

9:12am Wed 26 Feb 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

pedalling paul wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years

(In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha

re.com/ to learn more.
Are you seriously telling me that £30,000 hasn't been put in by the council? Remove your head from where it is lodged before you comment!
Irony of it is that you should be more angry than anyone. That money could have been used for what I agree could be some wonders for transport around the city, but instead it is put in a daft place...

Encouraging pedal power is a tiny part of the solution which if you could engage your brain for 5 minutes would be obvious!
Car sharing, good public transport and joined up thinking are far more important, but that would ruin your bikes are wonderful message.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)[/p][/quote]Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more.[/p][/quote]Are you seriously telling me that £30,000 hasn't been put in by the council? Remove your head from where it is lodged before you comment! Irony of it is that you should be more angry than anyone. That money could have been used for what I agree could be some wonders for transport around the city, but instead it is put in a daft place... Encouraging pedal power is a tiny part of the solution which if you could engage your brain for 5 minutes would be obvious! Car sharing, good public transport and joined up thinking are far more important, but that would ruin your bikes are wonderful message. AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -26

9:16am Wed 26 Feb 14

Thecynic says...

Great in theory, however there are some people who need proof (such as a council tax bill) to obtain some services, and more often than not the original needs to be produced as copies aren't accepted.
So it's not really suitable for everyone.
Great in theory, however there are some people who need proof (such as a council tax bill) to obtain some services, and more often than not the original needs to be produced as copies aren't accepted. So it's not really suitable for everyone. Thecynic
  • Score: -8

9:26am Wed 26 Feb 14

smudge2 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years

(In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha

re.com/ to learn more.
Your now biting at other peoples comments Paul......Makes a change from you winding York residents up to get a reaction.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)[/p][/quote]Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more.[/p][/quote]Your now biting at other peoples comments Paul......Makes a change from you winding York residents up to get a reaction. smudge2
  • Score: -22

10:13am Wed 26 Feb 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

pedalling paul wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more.
Why do cyclists need cycle lanes? i was taught cycling on a road safely at school? Paul how much was wasted on the Clifton bridge one (which was council cash!)? to be put "back" to as it was before but worse! cars have to wait longer to get into 2 lanes... people wonder why traffic is worse in that area you used to be able to get into lane before the corner into the lights. If they removed the cycle lane that no one uses on the path and extended the road into dual lanes imagine how much better traffic would flow. And there would even be room for cyclists on the road... as i'm sure you will admit any cyclist who is serious uses the road regardless...

I walk to work but did use to car share and have cycled a coast to coast... So i am not against any mode of transport but simply bad transportation planning.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)[/p][/quote]Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more.[/p][/quote]Why do cyclists need cycle lanes? i was taught cycling on a road safely at school? Paul how much was wasted on the Clifton bridge one (which was council cash!)? to be put "back" to as it was before but worse! cars have to wait longer to get into 2 lanes... people wonder why traffic is worse in that area you used to be able to get into lane before the corner into the lights. If they removed the cycle lane that no one uses on the path and extended the road into dual lanes imagine how much better traffic would flow. And there would even be room for cyclists on the road... as i'm sure you will admit any cyclist who is serious uses the road regardless... I walk to work but did use to car share and have cycled a coast to coast... So i am not against any mode of transport but simply bad transportation planning. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -11

10:16am Wed 26 Feb 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Maybe they would save cash if they sent out the right council tax bills in the first place? last year i was issued with 3 after having to correct them each time. This resulted in me having to pay my bill off in 4 months. Thanks COYC...

Logic would suggest that if you got it right first time you could reduce your costs to 10k....... that’s an MPs expenses covered.
Maybe they would save cash if they sent out the right council tax bills in the first place? last year i was issued with 3 after having to correct them each time. This resulted in me having to pay my bill off in 4 months. Thanks COYC... Logic would suggest that if you got it right first time you could reduce your costs to 10k....... that’s an MPs expenses covered. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -42

10:23am Wed 26 Feb 14

bolero says...

Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.
Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy. bolero
  • Score: -28

10:38am Wed 26 Feb 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

bolero wrote:
Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.
i will try not give it away... but.... he has a certain addiction to a certain smell of certain seats... he can be found getting a fix at many cycle racks....
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.[/p][/quote]i will try not give it away... but.... he has a certain addiction to a certain smell of certain seats... he can be found getting a fix at many cycle racks.... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -30

11:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

Grey Lady says...

My son lived in a shared house with 2 friends, he took on the responsibility for making sure the council tax and other bills were paid. Eight months later the council started chasing one of my son's friends for unpaid CT on a property they had all vacated 8 months earlier, they were looking for nearly £900.00.
Because the bill had been paid from my son's bank account, he was the one who had to sort it out. The council had failed to check their own records and had instigated recovery of the money by Bailiffs. Thankfully my son still had all the paperwork from when he had paid off the bill, the end result was the council owed my son £20.00.

I'm sure that this is not the only time this has happened. E-billing is the way to go in this technological age we are living in, and at this time, getting your CT bill by e-mail is voluntary, but I do wonder how easy it would be to sort things out if the bills issued were incorrect.
My son lived in a shared house with 2 friends, he took on the responsibility for making sure the council tax and other bills were paid. Eight months later the council started chasing one of my son's friends for unpaid CT on a property they had all vacated 8 months earlier, they were looking for nearly £900.00. Because the bill had been paid from my son's bank account, he was the one who had to sort it out. The council had failed to check their own records and had instigated recovery of the money by Bailiffs. Thankfully my son still had all the paperwork from when he had paid off the bill, the end result was the council owed my son £20.00. I'm sure that this is not the only time this has happened. E-billing is the way to go in this technological age we are living in, and at this time, getting your CT bill by e-mail is voluntary, but I do wonder how easy it would be to sort things out if the bills issued were incorrect. Grey Lady
  • Score: -27

11:16am Wed 26 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

bolero wrote:
Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.
Actually it was AguyfromStrensall.
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.[/p][/quote]Actually it was AguyfromStrensall. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 46

11:28am Wed 26 Feb 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
bolero wrote:
Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.
Actually it was AguyfromStrensall.
Guilty....
I admit i should have thought that PP would pull it totally that way.
I should have just said vanity projects, but I wanted one that we know the actual figures for
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: Why has Peddling Paul got to turn every subject raised to cycling. There is something seriously wrong with this guy.[/p][/quote]Actually it was AguyfromStrensall.[/p][/quote]Guilty.... I admit i should have thought that PP would pull it totally that way. I should have just said vanity projects, but I wanted one that we know the actual figures for AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -23

1:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

oldgoat says...

pedalling paul wrote:
AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years

(In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)
Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha

re.com/ to learn more.
I car-share all the time, with family members, the occasional bike, the occasional boot-ful of rubbish for the tip.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: I tell you what, how about we stop paying for a cycle lane that a tiny proportion of the population will use and then it can be paid for another 30+ years (In all seriousness I think it's a good scheme, except when i entered my council tax reference I was signed up as my next door neighbour...)[/p][/quote]Much of the cycle lane network in York has been funded by Government grants and developer contributions. Encouraging pedal power is a vital part of the strategy to combat the threat of future gridlock ..along with car sharing for example. Hands up those who have car shared. And those who haven't might usefully visit https://york.liftsha re.com/ to learn more.[/p][/quote]I car-share all the time, with family members, the occasional bike, the occasional boot-ful of rubbish for the tip. oldgoat
  • Score: -10

3:31pm Wed 26 Feb 14

anistasia says...

Where asked to help them.what have they done for us we won't get anything from it make them work for their money.until they start listening to its residents.it's made lots of bad mistakes in the past and could make plenty more before its dictatorship is over.
Where asked to help them.what have they done for us we won't get anything from it make them work for their money.until they start listening to its residents.it's made lots of bad mistakes in the past and could make plenty more before its dictatorship is over. anistasia
  • Score: -10

4:22pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ozziedog1966 says...

I use E-Billing with YCC it breaks down at the moment it shows on my mini statement that I owe nothing, I have paid nothing and like the council and the waste of money cycle track on the outer ring road between Haxby Roundabout and Wiggington road Roundabout, YOU KNOW the one where the most dangerous part of the road to use a cycle is the Only part that has not had a cycle path added, over the bridge is a total waste of space. However with the only Qualification to lead the City Of York Council been a part time job at Jessops are we surprised. And while on the subject Mr Alexander does not look like he has to visit food banks and perhaps should try using a bicycle and losing some of that weight preferably that bit that hasn't undergone the cycle track treatment and with a little look he might get flattened.
I use E-Billing with YCC it breaks down at the moment it shows on my mini statement that I owe nothing, I have paid nothing and like the council and the waste of money cycle track on the outer ring road between Haxby Roundabout and Wiggington road Roundabout, YOU KNOW the one where the most dangerous part of the road to use a cycle is the Only part that has not had a cycle path added, over the bridge is a total waste of space. However with the only Qualification to lead the City Of York Council been a part time job at Jessops are we surprised. And while on the subject Mr Alexander does not look like he has to visit food banks and perhaps should try using a bicycle and losing some of that weight preferably that bit that hasn't undergone the cycle track treatment and with a little look he might get flattened. ozziedog1966
  • Score: -12

10:16pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bolero says...

You missed one PP when manipulating the votes this evening. There is your own vote and one other only with + votes.
You missed one PP when manipulating the votes this evening. There is your own vote and one other only with + votes. bolero
  • Score: -2

7:31am Thu 27 Feb 14

livewithit says...

On yer bike !
On yer bike ! livewithit
  • Score: -2

2:04pm Thu 27 Feb 14

MouseHouse says...

If you register for e-access why not set up an account so people can see what's left to pay.

I have to admit I can't always afford a months payment, but at other points can afford two, possibly three months at a go. I would like to see how much I have paid off online. (Yes I know I can keep track myself). It's just a debt to pay off, the same way I pay for school trips etc online.
If you register for e-access why not set up an account so people can see what's left to pay. I have to admit I can't always afford a months payment, but at other points can afford two, possibly three months at a go. I would like to see how much I have paid off online. (Yes I know I can keep track myself). It's just a debt to pay off, the same way I pay for school trips etc online. MouseHouse
  • Score: 4

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