What happens if you don't pay your Council Tax

Difficulty Paying Your Council Tax

We want to help you to pay your Council Tax bill.

If you find that you are having difficulty paying your Council Tax, the first thing you should do is contact us. 

We may be able to rearrange your instalments to make them more manageable.

We can also advise you about whether you could be entitled to any reduction in your bill. To find out more visit our Benefits pages.

We recommends all customers experiencing financial hardship seek fee-free debt and money advice.

This type of advice is provided by organisations registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for this purpose. A list of some FCA registered providers and their contact details is below:



There are many organisations that can give you advice and support with your debt issues. A list of providers and their contact details is below:



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