Any day now (if you haven’t already done so) you’ll will receive your council tax bill for 2017/18 and if you look at the monthly instalments due its more than likely that your ‘generous’ council has spread the payments over 10 months!
However, did you know that since April 2013 you are legally entitled to spread your payments over 12 months making the burden a little easier?
Unfortunately most councils are reluctant to tell you this and in some cases they don’t even include anything in the ‘small print’ to tell you that you can do this!
Switching from 10 to 12 monthly payments is simple, just contact your council (address, email and phone number will be on your bill) ask them to re-issue your bill with payments spread over 12 months and not 10 months. As your council is legally obliged to do this you will receive an amended bill.
There is no cost to switch and your monthly payments are interest free too. It’s a no brainer !
We suggest you act quickly as most councils have switching deadlines, so do it as soon as you get your bill.
Visit Rushcliffe Borough Council using the following link: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/counciltax/paycounciltax
You have scroll down to the very bottom of the page to find mention of the 12 months option.
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