Local Government

Payment solutions for Local Authorities

Offering automated payment solutions to over a third of UK local authorities. Our payment services reduce collection costs whilst improving value for money and customer service.


G-Cloud accredited supplier

Local government authorities can now purchase our payment services through the latest G-Cloud framework, without the need to go through a full tender process.

This framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services.

G-Cloud services are divided into 3 categories, or ‘lots’:

  • cloud hosting, for example content delivery networks or load balancing services
  • cloud software, for example accounting tools or customer service management software
  • cloud support, for example migration services or ongoing support

Direct Debits

Our direct debit solution is the most efficient, cost effective and convenient way to collect regularly occurring payments from a large number of customers.

By providing your organisation with an online set-up procedure that is quick, accurate and secure, you will benefit from having transactional data made available the next working day over our web based portal.

This service has been designed to work in complete harmony with our other products and is available 24/7. Our installation of business continuity policies ensures that the service will remain in operation during any unforeseen circumstance.

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Internet Payments

Internet payments is a secure online payment service that enables your customers to conveniently pay their bills online, free of charge, any time they like.

Providing customers with the flexibility to make payments via the internet will help your organisation meet e-government targets for payment service accessibility whilst also putting you further in tune with the people who matter most - your customers.

You will also benefit from having transactional data made available the next working day over allpay's secure web-based communication portal, Webconnect.

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Telephone Payments

Our automated Telephone Payments system enables your customers to make bill payments from a landline or mobile telephone, any time they like.

Using our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology to allow bill payers to make a payment through our automated phone system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers simply need a valid allpay payment card or barcoded bill and a debit or credit card.

Providing your customers with the flexibility to make payments this way will help your organisation meet government efficiency targets for payment service accessibility whilst removing your call centre from PCI DSS Scope.

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By SMS Text Message

Our text payments service is a secure text message bill payment option available to your customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your customers simply need a UK-registered mobile phone, a valid allpay payment card or barcoded bill and a current debit or credit card (debit card only if you prefer).

After a brief registration, online your customers can pay their bills anytime and anywhere by simply texting a code and an amount they wish to pay to a designated number.

You’ll also benefit from having all transactional data made available the next working day over our secure web-based communication portal Webconnect.

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Through our allpay App

The allpay app, available to download on Apple, and Android devices, enables your customers to pay their bills from their smartphone.

Since its launch, our App has been used by residents to pay their rent and council tax, while others are using it to pay fines and manage debt repayments.

To get started your organisation must be signed up to accept debit/credit card payments with us for the App to work.

As well as being able to pay their bill at the touch of a button your customers will benefit from being able to save their payment number and amounts, plus any bank card details to help save time with future payments.

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Over the counter at any PayPoint or Post Office®

Allow your customers to pay bills at PayPoint outlets and Post Office branches. Together, they take the vast majority of bill payments across Britain

PayPoint, which has 29,000 outlets located in high street and retail outlets, is the most recognised bill payment facility in the UK; over 99% of UK households are situated within one mile of a PayPoint agent in urban areas or five miles in rural areas. Convenience and the long opening hours of PayPoint agents are the key benefits of the service in the eyes of customers.

The Post Office® is a favourite choice for those bill payers making regular payments on council tax and rent accounts with a nationwide network of 11,500 branches.

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