From 1 April 2022, the energy price cap will rise and many households will struggle to pay higher energy bills and to heat their homes.
To help households with rising energy costs, the Government has announced a £150 Council Tax rebate (payment) for households in bands A to D.
Who will receive this £150 payment (rebate)?
Properties in bands A to D
Most households in Council Tax bands A to D will qualify for a payment (rebate) of £150 from April 2022. The council will make a payment to households. This won’t have to be repaid.
If you pay less than £150 Council Tax, or you receive single person discount, or do not pay because you receive Council Tax support, you will still be entitled to the payment.
The payment will not be made for empty or second homes. It must be your main residence to get the money. If you don’t know which band your property is in, look on your latest bill or check your Council Tax band online.
When will I receive this payment?
If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit
We expect that most people who pay Council Tax by Direct Debit will receive this money this Spring. The payment will usually be made to the bank account from which the direct debit is taken.
We hope to pay this within 14 days after receiving your first instalment. The instalment dates for April are 1st, 12th, 17th and 28th of the month. If you pay by Direct Debit but do not wish to receive the money, you may opt to donate it back to the Council Resident Support Fund, that supports less well-off residents in the borough. To do this email email@example.com
If you do not pay by Direct Debit
For those who do not pay by Direct Debit, there are three options:
- Option 1 - tell us your bank details that we need to pay you the £150 (Please note, we will never ask you to send your bank details by text message)
- Option 2 - choose to have the payment credited to your Council Tax account
- Option 3 - donate it to the Resident Support Fund.