Would You Pay Your Council Tax By Direct Debit?

Bristol City Council is keen to encourage residents to consider paying council tax by direct debit. This is a more cost effective way for the council to manage payments, and it makes it easier for the council to budget – but is it something that you do? And if not, why not?

Most people in Bristol pay council tax by Direct Debit. It’s arguably the easiest way to pay: secure, reliable and hassle free. It means your council tax will automatically come out of your account every month – without you having to lift a finger. Other advantages of paying by direct debit are a choice of payment dates (1st, 15th or 25th of the month) and being able to spread any repayments due on your account over the rest of the year.

You can set a Direct Debit up online in less than 5 minutes by visiting bristol.gov.uk/counciltaxdirectdebit. All you’ll need is your council tax account number (found on your bill) and the details of the bank account you want to use for the payments (account number, sort code and the name on the account).

Do you feel this is the way forward or are you adamant that paying by Direct Debit is not for you? Let the Council know what you think via email corporate.communications@bristol.gov.uk.