Difficulty paying your Council Tax

Council Tax - what if I can’t pay?

COVID-19 - Coronavirus and Council Tax support

Find out how you may be able to get support.

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, please don’t ignore it. Let us know straight away by calling us on 0300 300 8011 or emailing revenuesct@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk and we will do our best to help you.

Our trained advisors can help you by:

  • rescheduling your instalments by changing the date you pay, or changing from monthly to weekly
  • spreading your instalments over 12 months instead of 10
  • moving your direct debit date
  • fast tracking referral to Citizen’s Advice money advisors team for free independent help
  • assessing whether you maybe entitled to Council Tax Support
  • give advice on any reductions you maybe entitled to including single person discount and exemptions

Budgeting forms

Download a budgeting form (PDF 45.6KB) .

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8011

Please quote your Council Tax account reference in all correspondence – your account reference is 8 or 9 digits long and starts with a 4, 7 or 8. You can find it on your Council Tax bill or any letter we’ve sent about your Council Tax.