Your bill will give you details of how much you are required to pay and will specify the amount of each instalment and the dates on which they must be paid.
If you do not keep up with your payments, the Council will issue notices and recovery action will commence. If you do not pay, we will issue a reminder usually 7 days after payment was due. If you still fail to pay, we will issue a final notice which asks for the total council tax amount to be paid minus any payments already made.
If payment is still not made, the council will issue a summons, which gives the council the power to ask for a liability order for the sale of goods to the value of the outstanding amount. This includes additional charges incurred in seeking a summons and liability order.
If the sale of goods does not cover the outstanding amount, the council can also apply for an attachment of earnings, where deductions are made by your employer and sent to the council. If you are on benefits, this may mean a reduction in housing benefit or council tax support. More detailed information is available from the links shown on the right.
Payments of your council tax can be made 24 hours a day via the Council's website. For a more detailed view of your account Simply Click to access your account online using your Council Tax reference number and your unique online key, both of which are shown on your last council tax bill. Once you are logged in you can check your current outstanding balance or even set up a direct debit.