If you're having difficulties paying your council tax, contact us straight away. We can discuss the options available, such as alternative payment arrangement, and will do our best to help.

It's possible that you may be entitled to a reduction in your council tax and the amount you have to pay.

  • if you have a low income, you may be entitled to council tax reduction - check our benefit calculator to see if you qualify and for details of how to apply
  • you can check if you qualify for any other discounts and exemptions on our paying less council tax page

If you miss making council tax payments when they're due, you may have to pay additional costs and increase the level of your debt.

Other help available

If you're having problems budgeting and managing your finances, it's important you take action to avoid getting into debt. The following services may be able to help.

  • Leeds Credit Union - provide a range of financial services, including affordable lending, bill paying budgeting accounts, business loans, regular and Christmas savings
  • Citizens Advice Bureau - provide free advice on debt management and can advise you of other benefits you may be entitled to, along with advice on subjects including housing, healthcare, the law and your rights
  • The Money Advice Service - provide advice guides and tools to help improve your finances
  • National Debtline - can provide free, confidential debt and budgeting advice for domestic and business debts
  • Stepchange debt charity - provide free debt advice and a personal action plan
  • Energy Saving Trust - provide a range of services, including saving energy, reducing the cost of your bills and other support
  • GOV.UK - the government's own website provides information relating to public services, including benefit and financial information

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Page last updated 08/09/2017