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Coronavirus: Advice for Businesses

For an overview of what support and grants are available to business, including details of business rate reliefs, please see our Coronavirus advice page.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close and guidance for those who need to make planning alterations or have licensing queries.

Coronavirus support and advice

A liability (court) order is granted by the magistrates' court. The order allows us to take any or all of the following enforcement action:

  • A referral to Jacobs bailiffs (the council's bailiff provider) for distraint (£ costs incurred)
  • Bankruptcy/winding up petition
  • Committal to prison (sole traders,partnerships only, £ costs incurred)

If you do not make an arrangement for payment, or fail to keep to an arrangement made, we will take action to enforce payment without further notice.

If you wish to pay in full please see our ways to pay business rates page for further information.

For further information please contact:

Write to us: Revenues Team, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG

Telephone: Repayment Enquiries: (01283) 508859; 508380; 508390; 508364 : Billing Enquiries: (01283) 508416, 508417, 508418

Email: nndr@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

In person: please visit one of our Customer Service Centre at either the Market Place, Burton upon Trent; or the Library, Uttoxeter.