Keeping up to date on your council rent helps us make improvements to homes and services for you and your neighbours. Pay your rent Council tenants can pay rent by direct debit, by credit or debit card online or by phone, and in other ways. Contact your Housing Association Housing Association tenants should contact their Housing Association about paying their rent. Find out about changes to benefits The government has introduced big changes to the benefits system which could affect the amount of benefits you receive and how benefits are paid to you. Find out if Universal Credit will affect you Find out more about Universal Credit, what it is and whether it will affect you. Manage your money Get help to manage your money if you're having trouble paying bills or dealing with credit cards and loans.