Council tax and benefits

Council tax is a local tax set by councils to help pay for local services like policing and refuse collection. It applies to all domestic properties, including houses, bungalows, flats, maisonettes, mobile homes or houseboats, whether owned or rented.

Residents are asked to be on their guard after a spate of scam calls and text messages about council tax. The council will never telephone you or text you to ask for bank details so we can reduce your council tax.

The services below are available to access online:

Queries regarding your account can be emailed via the contacts page (please remember to quote your account number, if known).

Council tax payments can also be made through any Post Office, PayPoint or Payzone outlet in the UK. Simply present your council tax bill at the counter and the clerk or retailer will scan the barcode on the bill to record your account details. A plastic payment card is no longer required to use this service. Please keep your receipt in a safe place.

Follow the navigation on this page to find out more information about council tax, council tax benefit and housing benefit services provided by the city council.

Find out the different ways you can get debt advice.

Council tax and benefits information in other languages

For information and contact details, please visit either our council tax section or our benefits section.

This page was last updated on 18 December 2015

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