COUNCIL tax payments have been taken early this month due to a 'computer error'.

Bracknell Forest Council informed residents in a social media post yesterday evening (Wednesday, October 13) about the early payments.

Tax payments will be taken out today or on Friday, October 15.

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This will impact neighbours who pay their council tax via direct debit on the 20th of the month.

Due to a 'computer error' the council say they are "unable to stop the payment at this stage."

Adding: "The payments are being taken early as a result of a computer error. The fault has been identified but unfortunately too late to stop the payment.

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"If this has resulted in you incurring bank charges, please email: We apologise for any inconvenience caused."