Payments were taken from customers’ bank accounts a day early

NORTH Devon Council has apologised after council tax was taken early from people who pay by monthly direct debit.

Due to an administrative error, the payment for council tax due on September 1 was taken one day early on August 31.

“We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused,” said a council spokesperson.

Any customers who incur bank charges as a result of the error are asked to telephone the council on (01271) 388361 or email