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Pay by Direct Debit

Our commitment

Within 5 working days of your direct debit being set up, we will send you a new council tax bill showing your new instalment dates and amounts.

Over 75% of payments for Council Tax are paid by Direct Debit

Paying this way makes sure that you always pay the correct amount at the right time without need to remember when payments are due.

When are payments taken?

We offer three dates each month that direct debits are taken. You can opt to pay on 1st, 10th, or 20th of the month (or the first working day after if a weekend or bank holiday).

By law we cannot collect a direct debit less than 14 days from it being set up. Before taking this first payment, we will send you a new council tax bill confirming the instalment dates and amounts.

Accounts that cannot set up a Direct Debit online

If you wish to make your direct debit payment from an account that requires more than one signatory, you will not be able to set it up on our website. Please download the direct debit form below and return it to us by post. Once we have received your correctly completed mandate and returned it to us, we will set up your direct debit within 5 working days.

|Direct Debit form

The forms are in Adobe Acrobat format, so if you do not have the Adobe Acrobat reader software on your PC, you should download this first from the Adobe site - it's free.

|Icon to link to free Acrobat Reader Software


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