Failing to pay your council tax is serious and can result in legal action being taken against you.
In missing just a few instalments of your council tax and failing to come to an adequate arrangement to deal with your arrears the local authority can issue you with a Summary Warrant, this will lose you the right to pay your annual liability by instalments and will incur a 10% surcharge on the balance owed.
This is one of the few legal procedures that doesn't require a court hearing. The local authority can serve you with a charge for payment, giving you 14 days to pay the debt in full or action known as diligence can be carried out against you.
You can find out more about charge for payment and how to respond to it here - link to court action
Common examples of diligence include (click a link below for further information to open in a new tab):