With immediate effect, Dumfries and Galloway Council will not be taking any recovery action against households who fail to pay their Council Tax because of sudden financial hardship in relation to the current Covid-19 crisis.
If you're unable to meet the payments due to a drop in your income, please claim for a Council Tax Reduction via www.dumgal.gov.uk/benefits .
It's important however, for those who do find themselves in a position to pay their Council Tax, to keep doing so. The council need this money to provide vital front line services - all normal methods of payment will stay in place at present and Direct Debits will be taken as normal.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have also instructed their debt collection partners to suspend all new recovery action against households with existing Council Tax arrears.
They will be reviewing the situation regularly.