Council tax debts and utility bills

If you have council tax and utility debts, it’s important not to panic. There are options available, and with the right support, you can explore a suitable course of action for your circumstances.

Unpaid council tax bills are taken very seriously by local authorities, who are fast to take bailiff action against you to recover council tax arrears. Bailiffs will call at your house threatening to seize your belongings. The council may also take court action to deduct money from your wages, leaving you with even less money to pay your other bills. Council tax is enforced with a Liability Order which does not confer a bailiff power to enter your property unless allowed in by the occupant. Never let a bailiff into your home: Keep all doors and windows locked with curtains and blinds closed. You must always protect your home from bailiffs.

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Bennett Jones has helped thousands of people get out of debt problems. Bennett Jones provides free confidential assessment with all the support you need to become debt-free. You can move forward positively and become debt-free

An IVA can stop bailiffs, with the exception of unpaid court fines, student loans and child support. All other debts, such as parking tickets, council tax, and high court writs can be paid off using an IVA and Bennett Jones will contact the bailiffs to stop the action.

Bennett Jones has helped thousands of people get out of debt, you can read about their stories and 5* reviews on Trustpilot. We then offer debt help tailored to your individual personal circumstances. The amount of debt clearance will depend on numerous factors such as debt level and affordability.

We will help you get out of debt, with your loans, credit cards, catalogues, payday loans and many other debts. Stop creditors harassing you. Check if you possibly qualify for an Individual Voluntary Arrangement in 60 seconds, by completing the form above. We can do a brief assessment and tell you what documents are required to move forward with your case.

Utility bill debt

If you miss one or more payment to your utility provider – be it for gas, electricity or water – you may find yourself falling behind to the point where the debt becomes unmanageable. Utility costs can arise unexpectedly, and occasionally paper bills can get lost in the mail. But, no matter what the reason might be, failing to pay on time will unsettle creditors. Utility companies appreciate good communication, so take the time to get in touch whenever you have a payment issue. If you can, set money aside for bills ahead of schedule and set up standing orders to make sure you’re meeting the payment deadline every month. If your utility company is causing you to worry by demanding money, please speak to Bennett Jones.

Bennett Jones’ role in your financial recovery

Bennett Jones can investigate what you’re spending, both personally and if you are self-employed in your business, and help you understand whether an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) is the solution you need. Whether you need an IVA, an alternative debt solution, or simply information to help you organise your spending, we can deliver some peace of mind.