Council Tax helps to pay for Council services which everyone uses, such as bins and recycling, roads, street lighting, child protection, social care and street cleaning. Read more about what Council Tax is.
There are several ways of paying your Council Tax bill including:
Read more about how to pay your Council Tax bill.
No. We will take payments from your account as shown on the bottom of your bill.
If you pay by direct debit you can choose from these monthly dates: 5, 10, 15 or 25.
If you do not pay by direct debit, you can choose to pay on 5, 15, or 28 of each month.
You can choose to pay your annual Council Tax bill over 10 or 12 monthly instalments.
You can ask to change the date in the month you pay your bill online, but only if your account is up to date.
You can ask to pay weekly or fortnightly but we will divide up your payments so that you pay the equivalent of a monthly instalment before the due date.
From April 2013 the government abolished Council Tax benefit. It was replaced by a local Council Tax reduction scheme.
Apply for single person discount which can reduce your bill by 25%.
From 1 April 2016, no discount is available on properties which are vacant.
However, if you owned a property that was vacant (unoccupied and unfurnished) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2016, you would qualify for a 100% discount on Council Tax for one month only.
If you didn’t get this discount at the time, you can apply by filling in our general enquiry form.
This will depend on your circumstances. Please read our information about ways to reduce your Council Tax bill.
We have answered some common questions about Council Tax Reduction notices on a separate page.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties you should call us straight away on 01274 437792 to discuss making an acceptable arrangement to pay.