Manchester City Council

Council tax Help with your council tax bill

If you are struggling to pay your council tax bill, take action before things get worse.

Tips to help you stay out of debt:

Still need help? Ask us for advice:

Getting into debt means paying more

If you don’t pay your council tax bill, you’ll end up paying much more. If we have to get a court summons to tell you to pay, it will cost you £82 on top of what you owe.

And if the enforcement agency (formerly bailiffs) has to write to you to recover the debt it will cost you £75, and another £235 if they have to visit - with no likelihood of an appeal.

Debt recovery policy (Council Tax)

Enforcement agency code of practice (Council Tax)

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