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Overview

We understand there may be times when you are struggling to keep up with your Council Tax payments.

Council Tax is classed as a priority debt over a credit card or unsecured loans, and the main reason is that you can be sent to prison for non-payment of Council Tax.

There are other ways to see if you can get help with your debt:

  • apply for Council Tax support
  • apply for exemptions
  • contact independent advice organisations

If you are having difficulty paying your Council Tax bill, you will still need to keep paying as much as you can to try to keep the outstanding amount down.

If you do not keep up to date with your payments and do not respond to outstanding debt notices, then the outstanding amount you have to pay will increase. This is due to further recovery charges being added to your account. This would put you into further debt.


Page last updated: 5 October 2023