Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. Check your ID now.
If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

If you ignore a Liability Order

Deductions from your benefits

We can apply to take money from the following benefits:

  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit

We’ll ask the Department for Work and Pensions to deduct money from your benefit. This is a set amount and it'll be taken from your benefit until your debt is paid. This amount deducted increases every year.

We can’t currently apply to take money from Universal Credit. If you receive Universal Credit, contact us to make an arrangement to pay your Council Tax

Request deductions from your benefit payments

Pay your Council Tax Make an arrangement to pay your Council Tax

Page last updated: 26 July 2023

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