We know this is a difficult time for many of our residents and that that the COVID pandemic had a significant impact on their ability to pay, including the most vulnerable members of our society. If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax then you should ensure you claim all of the benefits that you are entitled to.
Other things to consider
Change your instalments
You can arrange to pay your Council Tax monthly by Direct Debit. You can choose from three dates within the month to pay when it is more convenient for you to do so.
The dates are 5, 18 or the last day of the month. If your payment day falls over a weekend or a public bank holiday then we will collect the payment on the next working day. The majority of our residents pay by Direct Debit – sign up today and never miss a payment.
Register to receive SMS text message reminders
Never miss a payment. You can sign up to receive free SMS text message reminders to remind you to make your payments. You will need to register your telephone number with us.
View your account and understand what is being charged
You can view your account online at any time of the day. This will give you the opportunity to look at your account, to see your payments, and to view any of the letters we have sent you.
You can also submit payment arrangements and register to pay by Direct Debit so that you never miss a payment.
Your discounts and exemptions
Are you receiving all of the council tax discounts or exemptions you are entitled to? Do you live alone, are you a full time student, are you a full time carer, do you receive child benefit for your teenage child?
Click here to check what discounts and exemptions are available.
Free debt advice
You can seek advice from the following organisations:
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Telephone: 0300 330 1166
StepChange Debt Charity
Telephone: 0800 138 1111