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Havering Council rent payment error could see people incur bank charges

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 March 2017

A TaxPayers Alliance study shows there were 11 council staff earning over £100k during the 2014-2015 financial year, but the number rose to 18 during 2015-2016. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images.

A TaxPayers Alliance study shows there were 11 council staff earning over £100k during the 2014-2015 financial year, but the number rose to 18 during 2015-2016. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images.

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People may have woken up to an unpleasant surprise this morning when direct debits on rent payments to Havering Council were taken out early.

The administration error may cause people to incur bank charges for having insufficient money in their accounts to cover other direct debits.

A spokesman for the council apologised profusely.

He said: “We apologise for this error and if you have incurred charges we will reimburse these.

“Please send a copy of the bank statement showing the charges to housingrents@havering.gov.uk.”

Have you been affected? Contact the newsdesk on 020 8477 3892.

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