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Difficulties paying your Council Tax bill

If you think you might have difficulty paying your Council Tax there are some options available to you. 


Council Tax Reduction

If you are on a low income, the Council Tax reduction scheme could help you pay your bill. How to claim Council Tax Reduction.


Reductions and discounts

There are other ways your bill could be reduced. Get more information on reductions and discounts.


Spreading your payments

You can spread your payments to run until March instead of January and pay less per month.


If you want to spread your payments, please contact us.


If you currently pay by cash you could switch to direct debit to spread your payments until March.


Set up a direct debit​​​​​Link opens in a new window


We will send you an amended bill which will include details of the payments that will be taken from your bank.


Help and advice

For further advice please contact us or call into one of our advice hubs.


What happens if you fail to pay your Council Tax?