Direct debit is the preferred method of payment for council tax - it keeps costs down for you and for the council, which keeps council tax increases to a minimum.
It also means no cash to carry about, no queuing to pay and a choice of 3 payment dates each month: the 1, 15 or 25.
You don't need to remember to pay your bill each month as the payments are made automatically.
Council tax bills 2023/24
Council Tax bills for 2023/24 are being issued from 23 March onwards. You will get these by post.
If you have a self service account the bills can be found online.
Annual billing is later this year, so if you pay on the 1 day of each month then:
- your first instalment in April will be due on 15 April 2023
- your direct debit will automatically be collected on 15 April 2023
and then payments and direct debits will go back to the 1 day of each month from May onwards.
You will receive a breakdown on your new bill.