Paying an invoice - additional help

Customers should understand the priority of debts owed to the council and the consequences of not paying them:

Consequences of not paying debts
Payment owedConsequence of not paying
Council taxCan result in an enforcement agent, an attachment to earnings/benefit, or imprisonment
Non-domestic ratesCan result in an enforcement agent, imprisonment or liquidation
BIDCan result in enforcement agent or imprisonment
Rent arrearsCan result in eviction
Licence feesCan result in the licence being revoked
Court ordersCan result in County Court bailiff action
Housing benefitCan result in attachment of earnings/benefit and County Court recovery action
Invoiced debtsCan result in withdrawal of service and County Court recovery action

Additional help and advice can be obtained from the following Independent Organisations.