Newham Council set to close cash offices

Newham Council plan to remove all council cash offices by the end of the year, a move they estimate will save them �500,000 in total.

Currently, each payment taken over the counter costs �1.80 to process compared to 2p for a direct debit payment.

Residents can still make payments by direct debit at or call 0208 430 2000, online at, over the phone or with an AllPay caard at post offices or shops displaying the Paypoint sign.

Councillor Andrew Baikie said: “We will work with residents to provide online training to enable a smooth transition to the new payment methods.”

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