Paying your rent

Debt advice for council tenants

If you owe money and are struggling to pay, there is help and support available to help you get back on track.

Many organisations offer free and impartial debt advice. Below is a list of organisations that can help:

StepChange offers impartial debt advice, information about bailiffs, debt solutions and expert bankruptcy help, all completely free of charge.

Take StepChange's online debt test, or call 0800 138 11 11 to speak to someone in confidence.

Alternatively, call the Debtadvice UK Freephone helpline: 0800 074 6918 (open 24 hours).

For more information on bankruptcy and insolvency, visit the GOV.UK insolvency service.


To work out your budget, you can use this Citizens Advice budgeting tool

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