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Serious debt problems and debt advice

If you're having problems paying your Council Tax call 0113 3760362.

If you're having problems paying more than one type of council debt such as Council Tax, Housing Benefits Overpayments and rent, then call 0113 376 0364 and we may be able to help you.

If you're having problems​ paying other debts outside the council, the organisations listed below can provide advice and support with them.


Citizens Advice provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities - including debt and money problems.

Debt Support Trust help people in debt across the UK with confidential and tailored debt advice so you can once again be debt free.

Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt.

Leeds City Credit Union is a financial cooperative that provides straightforward, affordable financial services to anyone who lives or works in Leeds and Wakefield or who is a resident of certain housing associations or who works for one of their 'Select' employers (see their site for more information).

The Money Advice Service is a free and impartial money advice service, set up by government. They offer advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead and support in person, over the phone and online.

The Money Information Centre (MIC) helps people in Leeds with money problems. Their site has details of all the organisations and charities across Leeds providing free and independent debt advice.

National Debtline are an independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK.

StepChange are experts in helping people to manage and repay their debts. They offer tailored advice and practical solutions to help people with debt and money problems manage their debt and make a fresh start.​​​

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