‘Huge’ rise in help for council tax arrears



A major debt charity has reported a "huge" increase in the number of people seeking help for council tax arrears.

The charity StepChange said there had been a 77% rise in the number of households needing advice over the last year.


The StepChange charity is now concerned that the situation will worsen from 1 April, when fees for bailiffs go up.

Anyone facing enforcement action for non-payment of council tax could see £310 added to their bills.