Problems paying council tax?

We can help if you're having payment problems with council tax, housing benefit overpayment or a council invoice.

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Tell us about about any payment problems as soon as possible. If you contact us early, we have a better chance of being able to help you.

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If you don't pay your council tax

  • If you fall behind with your payments we'll send you a reminder. We'll ask you to bring your payments up-to-date within 7 days
  • If you don't do this you might lose the right to to pay by instalments. We'll ask you to pay the full amount for the year, within 14 days
  • If you don't pay this amount within 14 days, we'll take further action. Sheriff Officers could become involved to collect the debt
  • You'll have to pay any expenses involved. This includes an extra 10% charge of the amount you owe
  • Your bank account and/or earnings could be arrested. Deduction can also be made from your Income Support and/or Job Seeker's Allowance

Contact us

Council Tax Recovery team


Phone: 0141 577 3208

Last modified on 19 June 2020

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