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Council Tax

Council Tax must be paid to local authorities in order to raise the money needed to provide local services. Almost every household has to pay Council Tax.

Online Services and Payments Image icon - Laptop Use Council Tax online services to submit payments and applications, inform us of changes and view your Council Tax account 24 hours a day. Change of Address and / or Circumstances Image icon - Adult Male and Female A change of address and/or a change in your circumstances can affect the amount of Council Tax you pay or your entitlement to Council Tax Support. Set up a Council Tax Direct Debit Image icon - Direct Debit Direct Debit instructions can now be set up online to pay your Council Tax bill. Ways to pay Image icon - Piggy bank There are several different ways you can choose to pay your Council Tax bill. What if I cannot pay? Image icon - Pound sign If you are having problems paying your Council Tax, please let us know. How do I pay less? Image icon - Adult male The amount of Council Tax you are charged is based upon two or more adults living in a property. In some cases you may be entitled to a discount on your Council Tax bill. Who has to pay Council Tax? Image icon - Adult Male and Female Generally, a person living in a property as their main home is required to pay the Council Tax. Exemptions Image icon - Home Some properties are exempt from paying Council Tax whether they are empty or not. Disability Reduction Image icon - Wheelchair Council Tax can be reduced on properties that have certain facilities for any disabled person who lives there, including children. Council Tax when someone dies Image icon - Information We understand the difficulties relatives and friends experience and the amount there is to organise when someone close passes away. However, we should be informed as soon as possible if an adult occupier of a property dies. Council Tax recovery explained Image icon - Scales If you do not pay your Council Tax or pay late, you may be subject to recovery proceedings. Appeals Image icon - Question If you feel you are not liable to pay Council Tax then you can appeal.
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