If you are having difficulty paying your council tax

If you are having financial difficulties and are finding it hard to pay your council tax bill, we can help.

You may be able to claim a council tax reduction if you are on a low income. With this you will pay less council tax.

You can also:

If you need more help

If you need more support, we may be able to make a one-off payment into your council tax account. This is known as discretionary help.

Other council tax help and advice

If you are finding it difficult to pay your council tax, the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) can help you manage your debt and get more time to pay your bills.

Contact the council tax team

If you have a question about help to pay your council tax that is not answered on this page, you can contact us for help.

Why you are being sent to another website to apply for a council tax reduction or discretionary help

We are in the process of adding information to the Buckinghamshire Council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need.