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Bexley residents get the chance to win £25,000

PUBLISHED: 16:14 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 05 March 2015

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All they need to do is register to pay their council tax by Direct Debit

Bexley council is giving one lucky resident the chance to win £25,000 if they register to pay their council tax bill by Direct Debit.

The council has partnered with Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs) - the organisation behind Direct Debit - to offer Bexley residents the chance to scoop the jackpot. Any Bexley council tax payer who wants to take part can do so by registering to pay their council tax bill via Direct Debit before 5pm on July 17 2015.

Residents who already pay their council tax by Direct Debit will automatically be entered into the prize draw.

Cllr Gareth Bacon, deputy leader and Bexley’s cabinet member for finance and corporate services said: “Direct Debit is a much cheaper way for us to process payments and the money saved can be used for the benefit of local residents.

“Council tax bills will be sent out on March 16 and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to switch to Direct Debit. It’s easy to do and means that you could be in with the chance of winning £25,000.”

Dawneth Perry, Bacs’ local authority sector specialist, commented: “The campaign is now entering its sixth year and has proved hugely successful since its launch in 2010, helping to deliver cost savings in excess of £2 million for participating local authorities over that time.

“Paying by Direct Debit can save people time and hassle, help with budgeting and also gives peace of mind that payments won’t be missed.

“On top of that, not only will one lucky council tax payer be £25,000 better off, everyone switching to payment by Direct Debit can be confident that they’re helping their local council to save time and money which will, in turn, benefit residents too.”

For more information on the free prize draw and how to sign up to Direct Debit visit www.directdebit.co.uk/londoncounciltax.

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