AN online council tax service has been launched.

Pendle Council launched the new scheme and has offered people the chance to win £500 off their next council tax bill by switching to it.

Two other households will get the chance to win £250 off their bills.

If you already receive your council tax bill this way then you’ll automatically be entered into the draw.

The new service will allow people to check how much money they owe, make payments, apply for discounts and tell the council they've moved.

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, leader of Pendle Council, said: "Thank you to everyone who has already switched to e-billing.

"You’re helping us to save money, protect our services and it’s better for the environment.

"Our new and improved Council Tax Online service is now much easier to use on your mobile, tablet or computer and we hope it means even more residents will get online and use it.

"If you’ve tried it before and didn’t like it, give it another go, you’ll see some big improvements."

All you have to do is switch to receive your bill by email, by 20 February, to be entered into the draw.