We recognise the financial difficulties residents may have in paying their Council Tax in the first months of the next financial year; especially during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
However, Council Tax amounts to around 30% of the Council’s income, income which will be required to fund vital services during the forthcoming months. We expect that taxpayers try to maintain their monthly payments, as set out in their Council Tax bill.
Should taxpayers experience difficulties in meeting their monthly payments due to loss of work and a reduction in income, then help is available through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme which would reduce individual bills or reduce the liability to £0.
Where taxpayers are not eligible for help under the Council Tax Reduction Scheme and are experiencing difficulties to pay their Council Tax, then they are encouraged to contact the Council Tax team as soon as possible on 01248 750057 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss
If you have any questions about your Council Tax or Business Rate bill please read our Frequently Asked Questions.