Liability Order

A liability order gives us powers to recover the money you owe. These are:

  • Taking control of goods to pay a debt. We employ Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) to collect the debt. More costs will be added to your debt. In some circumstances your goods will be removed and sold.
  • Bankruptcy/Winding Up. We can start proceedings against you through the County Court.
  • Committal to Prison. Unlike almost every other debt, you can be sent to prison for up to three months for not paying your business rates. Even if you have other debts where you are being pressed for payment, it is vital that you make payment of your business rates a priority.

Please Note: committal to prison applies to individuals not to limited companies.