Register for e-billing and you could win £1,000

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Canterbury district residents who register to receive their council tax bill by email are now in with a chance of winning £1,000.

The competition is running as part of the city council’s drive to encourage residents to take advantage of the benefits of paperless billing. By receiving the council tax bill via email, people will no longer have to worry about remembering where they put their paper bill, because it will be in their mailbox.

To be in with a chance of winning, complete the online registration by Friday 31 March. One lucky resident will be selected at random from all registrations across Canterbury, Dover and Thanet districts.

Paperless billing helps the council save money by reducing the cost of sending out council tax invoices. It costs approximately £1 per household to send out a paper bill, so by encouraging more residents to sign up, the council can save more money which can be spent on supporting other services.

Council Leader Cllr Simon Cook said: “Paperless billing makes sense all round. It’s easier for residents to keep track of their documents, while we save money and work in a more efficient way through better use of technology.”

The £1,000 prize draw is being run by East Kent Services, which provides services including council tax administration to Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council and Thanet District Council.

The cost of the prize will be covered by the ongoing savings made by the increase in the number of people registering to receive paperless council tax billing.