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What happens if you don't pay your council tax?

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1. What if you can't pay?

You need to contact us immediately if you are having difficulties paying your Council Tax. You can do this by contacting the us using the contact details on this page.

We can check you are paying the right amount and whether you are entitled to any reduction, for example, a single person discount, or with Council Tax Reduction.

We may be able to help you by rescheduling your instalments. It is of the utmost importance that you deal with the debt before it gets any worse. Whatever your situation, please do not ignore your bill.