In the South West, thousands of people struggle to afford their council tax. In fact, it’s the most common type of debt we see. Last year, a third of those we helped had fallen behind with payments. That’s why we offer quality, face-to-face advice to help people get back on track.
Debt Free South West provides free, independent and expert support on all kinds of money worries, including council tax difficulties.
Our trained and accredited advisors can liaise with the council to assess your options and come up with a suitable payment plan. We can help you avoid costly court appearances and bailiff fees. And we can work with you to reduce your household spending and other outgoings – so you won’t rack up more council tax debt in the future.
Get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 138 3422 or filling in our short assessment form.
What to expect
- We’ll use the information you’ve given us to establish the nature and urgency of your debt
- We’ll continue to advise you and give you a detailed analysis of the help available to you. We can do this by booking you in for a face-to-face appointment at your nearest centre, or a telephone or video call advice session or continue to advise you by message. You choose how we can help you.
- We’ll explore your situation and get all of the information to be able to provide you with advice. We will then discuss your options and talk you through the pros and cons of each.
- We’ll establish the best possible solution and help you resolve your debt – whether that’s by means of advocacy, representation, or by helping you rite letters and supporting you throughout the process. If you need advice from outside of our services then we can refer you for further support too!