Local residents can now make their Council tax payments work better for them, with easy to change payment dates, instalment arrangements and more.
Council tax pays for essential frontline services, including street lighting, waste collection, highway maintenance and services for vulnerable children and families.
But payments like this can leave you short if they leave your bank account before payday. Maybe you’ve got a preferred payment date, or just like everything to be paid automatically.
That’s why North East Lincolnshire Council is encouraging local residents to make changes to the way that they pay their council tax so it better suits their lifestyle.
Residents can spread council tax payments over 12 monthly instalments, or they can pay the bill in one go. Direct debit payments can be arranged so that bills are paid automatically each time and people can change the date of their payments to various available dates throughout the month.
Residents wishing to continue to pay in cash are still able to change their payment dates.
There is also support available to those who are struggling to pay their council tax.
Councillor Stan Shreeve, deputy leader of North East Lincolnshire Council and portfolio holder for finance, said: “Council tax is vital in funding our essential frontline services that everyone benefits from. This is an opportunity for residents to make payments work for them and suit their lifestyle.
“I know that some of our residents will have had quite a tough time during the pandemic, and this may make paying their council tax more difficult.
“If you are struggling, my message to you is to get in touch. The earlier the better. Let us know that you’re having some difficulty and we can talk to you about any support that we can offer.”
To change the way you pay your council tax and the dates you pay, get in touch with the council tax and benefits team on 0300 303 0164.
If you’re struggling and would like to find out more about council tax support, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk or call 0300 303 0164.