Still time to enter £5k draw if you sign up to pay council tax by direct debit

Published: 19 August 2016

Residents have until the end of September to sign up to pay their council tax by direct debit if they wish to be entered into a £5,000 cash draw.

One lucky Wandsworth resident could scoop the cash after Wandsworth signed up to a national council tax campaign launched by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind direct debit in the UK.

To be in with a chance of winning the £5,000 prize, Wandsworth residents must register to pay their council tax bill by direct debit before 5pm on September 30.

Sign up online at, or call (020) 8871 7799 to use the dedicated Direct Debit telephone line, which is open 24 hours a day.  Residents who already pay their council tax by direct debit will automatically be entered into the prize draw. 

Direct debit is the cheapest and simplest way of collecting council tax and the savings it delivers can be returned to taxpayers in the form of lower bills.

Seven out of every ten Wandsworth residents are already paying their bills this way and this saves the town hall tens of thousands of pounds each year.

For more information on the free prize draw visit