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I am unable to make a council tax payment, what should I do?

As stated on your reminder notice, you need to bring your account up to date within 7 days of the date on the letter. 

Setting up a direct debit

You can set up a direct debit online; this is the quickest and easiest way to avoid further recovery action. We will give you the option of paying over 10 or 12 monthly instalments on 1st, 15th or 30th of each month.

Help to pay your council tax 

If you are on a low income, or receiving certain benefits, you may be entitled to claim Council Tax Reduction. To find out if you are eligible, go to our calculator below.

Some people may be exempt from paying council tax, or may be entitled to certain discounts. 

Read more about discounts and exemptions.

Help managing debt

If you need help managing your debts, you can contact Citizens Advice. The number to call is 03444 111 444.

Debt advice is also available on the Citizens Advice website.