Personally I am not a big fan of Council Tax, I would prefer a Local Income Tax. Well actually I would really prefer no tax at all. But at least they make it easily to pay, even being able to pay all you local taxes online. They also give details of possible benefits, and how to apply for them. Even if the page that they supply seems to have been specifically designed to be as hard to read as possible (grey text on grey background). And you don't mind risking the Revenue making a mistake and then demanding it all back.