I Cannot Afford To Pay My Council Tax


Question Jon thanks for your advice you provide. I have an issue with my local council, I owe them money and they say they are going to send out bailiffs. I just cannot afford to pay them, and am at a loss as to what to do? Answer Hi, Council Tax is a priority bill […]

Can I Use The Council Tax Rebate To Pay Council Tax Arrears?

Quesion Jon, I am in arrears with my council tax and was wondering if the new council tax rebate will help cover this? George Answer Hi George, The Council Rebate announced by the government is to begin rolling out in April, however, I have been told some Councils will not begin the rebate until May. […]

I Owe Council Tax And Don’t Know What To Do?

Question Jon, I have read what you wrote about CCJ’s and also the courts enforcing the judgment. I owe Council Tax and have been in arrears for sometime now, and recently the Council sent me a court notice that they are seeking a judgment against me. I know this is serious, but I don’t know […]

Will Unpaid Debts and Council Tax Affect An Enhanced DBS?

Question One of my friends left the country in 2015 without paying his credit cards and council tax. He returned recently to UK after 6 years. whether they chase him for unpaid bills and will it affect his enhanced DBS check for his work? Answer Hi, Has your friend had any contact since he left […]

Council Tax is a Priority Bill

A lot of people moan about paying Council Tax….and I was one of them. I pay £85 a month, and I always said, what am I getting for this money??? I know, I was getting rubbish removal, police services, fire services, plus funding the Council itself. But yet, I still moaned. Then there was the […]

What Happens If I Stop Paying Council Tax?

Question I am just looking for some information to be honest. I’m going to be really honest. I’ve got to the point in life where I’ve had enough of all the pushing around from the big wigs because they can. So there’s two things I don’t want to pay anymore. 1 is council tax & […]

Can Council Tax Debt Be Statute Barred?

Question Dukes baliffs attended my parents private house today trying to enforce some council tax debt which is from over 11 years ago they left a sheet of paper stating /threatening that they will attend again they asked for my name i never confirmed this they also told lies stating that my father stated i […]

Today in UK Debt: 02/05/2022

Now that the Bank Holiday weekend is almost behind us, it is time to get back to things. Passport Warnings The skies, and planes are opening up again, and holidays are being booked. But we are being warned about our passports, and what to check for before we set off to the skies. Most people […]

I Have Bills I Owe And Do Know What To Do?

Question Council tax debt Credit card debt Clean air zone debt Cannot afford to pay Amar Answer Amar, Your query is very cryptic indeed. Can you provide me more details, such as how much you owe for each of these debts? And are you in arrears with these accounts? Are you working? Is it a […]

Will a Past Eviction Keep Me From Letting a Flat?

Question Hi Jon, I stumbled across your site and hope you can give me some advice. A few years ago I fell on some hard times, and did not manage my money very well. I failed to pay my rent, council tax, everything but food and drink. I as eventually evicted by my landlord, and […]