Problems paying your Council Tax
Can you claim Council Tax Support?
If your household has a low income you may be able to get Council Tax Support.
If you have claimed Universal Credit, you need to claim help with your Council Tax separately from us. You can make a claim even if you're waiting on the outcome of other benefits such as Universal Credit.
Can you reduce your Council Tax bill with a discount or exemption?
You may be able to get money off your Council Tax depending on your circumstances and how many other adults live in the property with you
If you cannot pay your Council Tax this month
We can't defer your payments, but there may be ways to make them easier to pay. We can:
- move your instalment date
- increase the number of your instalments from 10 to 12, if you haven't already done so - this can reduce the amount you have to pay each month
In exceptional circumstances if you have Council Tax arrears for which a court summons has been issued, we may be able to offer you a temporary solution. Provide us with as many details about your household income and expenditure for us to consider your payment proposal offer.