Whether I have to pay it all up front or can I pay it over a long length of time and still not have a criminal record because of my circumstances?
Because they have fined me 30% on top of what i owed on housing benefit and 50% on top of what i owed on council tax.
I dont have any savings or any extra money of any kind , I was hoping to pay back so much a month over years. I am studying in the evenings for a degree in counselling but I have another 2 years then i can get a better paid job but with a criminal record this would be difficult. I dont know which way to turn , I just need to know if I can do this legally or
if there is any other course of action I can take?
no thanks for your advice