RESIDENTS in Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset who pay their council tax by direct debit have a chance of winning a prize.
Council chiefs say that paying by direct debit is more convenient for customers and also saves the authorities money. It costs 2p to process a direct debit payment compared to 16p for a card or £1.46 for a cash payment.
District council leader Robert Gould said: “This is a great prize and I hope it will encourage people to make the switch. I hope people will change to direct debit to save public money.”
The competition ends on May 30 and the winner will be announced in June.
People can sign-up for direct debit and be automatically entered into the competition by visiting dorsetforyou .com/council-tax/direct-debit.