Paying your Council Tax

When you move to Leeds, you will need to pay Council Tax to Leeds City Council. The money is used by the Council to fund local services. The amount you have to pay is different, depending on where you live and the type of accommodation.

Find out more:

Council Tax Charges and Bands

How to pay your bill

You will need to register with the Council first to set up your account. You can do this over the phone or online.

0113 222 4404
Moving into Leeds

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax

Like your energy bills, Council Tax is a priority bill and it is important to ask for help if you are struggling to pay. You can get advice from Leeds City Council if you are struggling to pay:

0113 222 4404 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
What if You Can’t Pay Your Council Tax?

Or visit your nearest One Stop Centre. Find your One Stop centre:

Find Your One Stop Centre

TV Licence

If you have a TV or watch BBC iPlayer on any device including a computer, tablet or mobile you’ll need to have a TV licence. You can find out the cost and ways to pay online.

Ways to Pay Your TV Licence

Telephone / internet

If you want broadband internet, and to make phone calls using a landline, you’ll need an active phone line. If your accommodation is not set up with one already, there are several suppliers you can choose from. It is a good idea to look around to find one offering the best deal for you.

You will need to pay for the line to be installed and you will also need to pay for a package that offers you broadband and/or phone calls. These are usually paid for monthly.

Setting up a phone line

Choosing a broadband provider

BT Basic – If you are claiming Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit, you might be entitled to a BT Basic low-cost phone and broadband package.

It comes with a price cap to help you budget and an amount of internet access for web browsing and downloads.
You must be a BT customer. If you are not, you can get connected for free. A phone and broadband package costs around £9.95 per month.

Find out more about the package and eligibility for BT Basic:

BT Basic

Last Updated: 1 February 2019

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