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Changes to council tax payment method could land residents in the money

PUBLISHED: 16:26 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:26 18 March 2014

Paying your council tax is about to get a whole lot more exciting as residents have the chance to win a cash prize for switching their payment method.

People have the chance to win £25,000 if they sign up to pay their council tax by Direct Debit as part of a London-wide prize draw.

Residents who already pay their council tax by direct debit are still in with a chance of winning as all 16 participating councils automatically enter their current direct debit payers into the prize draw.

Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman said: “This initiative gives residents the chance to win a potentially life changing sum of money. I would like to see as many households as possible signed up to this opportunity.”

There are already 40,000 households who currently pay their council tax by direct debit out of a potential 90,000.

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