Difficulty paying council tax

When you receive your bill, if you think you will have difficulty in paying your instalments, contact us to discuss an alternative arrangement for payment or complete the on-line payment arrangement request form This link will take you to an external website... .

If you have difficulty in paying, we will try to help you if we feel you may not be claiming all the Benefits you are entitled to.

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All instalments are due on the 1st of each month. If you do not pay your instalments as they become due, we will send you a reminder notice to advise you of the amount in arrears. If you bring your payments up to date within seven days, you will be allowed to continue paying by instalments. However, if your instalments are not brought up to date, the full balance on your account will become payable and we can take Court action to enforce payment of the debt.

In circumstances where your payments have been brought up to date but you later miss an instalment, you will be sent either a second reminder notice or a final notice. If your payments are not brought up to date, the full balance on your account will become payable and we can take Court action to enforce payment of the debt.

No more than two reminders will be issued. If you are late with any further payments during the year, you will automatically lose your right to pay by instalments. If that happens, the full balance on your account will become payable and we can take Court action to enforce payment of the debt.

You can still contact us to discuss an arrangement for payment, even when the full balance has become payable on your account. However, we may insist on continuing with the Court action to secure the Council's interests.

 

Last reviewed: 26 - 06 - 2014

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