If you have problems paying your Council Tax and Independent Advice

If you have problems paying your Council Tax

If you think you might have problems paying your Council Tax there are a number of ways we can help.

  • We can spread you payments over 12 monthly instalments instead of the standard 10 (requests must be made in writing to Revenues Team, South Somerset District Council, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT or by e-mail to revenues@southsomerset.gov.uk)
  • We can put you in touch with one of our Welfare Benefit Advisors who can check to make sure you are claiming all the financial help you are entitled to
  • We can make sure you are getting all the Council Tax discounts you are entitled to 
  • Decide whether you could receive a Council Tax Reduction discretionary hardship payment

Independent Advice 

There is also independent advice available for things like household budgeting, debt advice, job seeking, and money advice.

Gov.uk gives you access to all government services and information including jobs, benefits and money advice - www.gov.uk 

The Money Advice Service has a handy budget planner - www.moneyadvice.org.uk

The National Debtline has a free confidential helpline - call them on 0808 808 4000 between 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 1.00pm on Saturday, or visit their website at www.nationaldebtline.co.uk or access their help online at www.mymoneysteps.org 

Citizens Advice Bureau - visit their website for advice about budgeting, debt management and other support at www.citizensadvice.org.uk or contact a local office near to you. They also have online help at www.adviceguide.org.uk The South Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau OPENING TIMES

Drop in: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 4pm

Pre-booked appointments: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Telephone: (01935) 421167 - Lines Open: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm

Outreach drop in:

Chard: The Guildhall - Wednesdays, 10am -1pm

Crewkerne: The Town Hall - Thursdays, 10am - 1pm

Wincanton: The Balsam Centre - Every other Monday, 10am - 1pm

Ilminster: Summervale Surgery - Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Home Visits can be arranged if appropriate.

E-mail CAB@southsomcab.org.uk.

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