Hammersmith and Fulham residents will be able to pay their council tax in Post Offices from this Monday.
The scheme, which will allow borough residents to pay their bill in any Post Office in the country is the first of its kind in the UK. Visitors to the Post Office will also be able to pay homecare, council rent and service charges.
“No one enjoys paying bills so the least we can do is make it as convenient and hassle-free as possible,” said Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader Nicholas Botterill. “Our residents will soon be able to pop into their nearest Post Office to get a book of stamps and settle any bills they have with the council."
The scheme is targeted at residents of the borough who may not have access to computers.
Councillor Botterill added: “Many residents are happy to interact with councils using websites but many, particularly older and more vulnerable residents, are not."
Previously tax payers had to either use the council website or travel to Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street.
The scheme is part of an agreement covering the whole of London, allowing other councils to opt in if the scheme is successful.
A spokesman for the Post Office said: “The Post Office currently provides a broad range of government services. Operating at the heart of almost every community, we are well placed to support local residents. We hope customers in Hammersmith and Fulham see the benefit in the convenience, trust and flexibility the Post Office offers.”