This 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 1st, 15th or 25th.
You don't need to remember to pay your bill each month as the payments are made automatically.
Council Tax bills 2021/22
Council Tax bills for 2021/22 are being issued from 18 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 1st of each month then:
- your first instalment in April will be due on 15 April 2021
- your Direct Debit will automatically be collected on 15 April 2021
and then payments and Direct Debits will go back to the 1st of each month from May onwards.
You will receive a breakdown on your new bill.