Struggling to pay your council tax

#Debtline blog: Debt advisors have reported that over 45,561 people in council tax arrears sought help in 2013, up from 25,500 the previous year – an increase of 77%. On average, people falling behind on council tax were £102 short of what they needed to cover essential household bills every month. The figures come less than a year after council tax benefit was replaced with localised council tax support across England. It's estimated that 2.4 million low-income families are paying an average of £138 more in council tax for 2013/14 as a result of the change. Further rule change could make the situation worse, from April, anyone visited by a bailiff for not paying their council tax could be charged an extra £310.

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