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Council Tax energy rebate

Find out about the £150.00 Council Tax energy rebate announced by the government.

Council Tax energy rebate

The government has announced a £150.00 Council Tax energy rebate for those residents who live in properties in Council Tax bands A to D (inclusive).

You must be the liable person for Council Tax and the property must be your main home as of 1 April 2022.

Visit the Government website for further information:

Council tax energy rebate: information leaflet for households in council tax bands A-D - GOV.UK

Direct Debit Customers

Residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit will begin to see the £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate credited into their bank account from the 16 May 2022 onwards.

If you are one of several residents who are jointly liable, we will make the payment into the live bank account that we have on record for the household. The bank account name must match one of the residents on the Council Tax bill.

If you have not had a Council Tax instalment claimed by Direct Debit by 1 May 2022 in respect of the 2022/23 annual Council Tax charge, then you will need to follow the application process outlined below for Non Direct Debit customers.

Non Direct Debit Customers

All households who do not pay their council tax by direct debit, will receive a letter inviting them to apply via an online application form using a dedicated website.  All letters will be issued from the week commencing 16 May 2022 onwards.

All applications will be subject to a series of validation checks before any payments are made, this will include the requirement to upload a bank statement dated within the last three months to verify your bank account details.

Once in receipt of your letter to complete the application process you will be redirected to  grant approval 

which is the system used by Ascendant Solutions Limited. You will require a unique passcode, which will be contained within your letter, to complete the application.

If you are unable to access or complete the online form you will be able to make application in writing, further details will be provided in your letter.

To ensure that all eligible residents receive the benefit of the £150 Council Tax energy rebate, any residents that have not made an application by the 31 July 2022 will have their Council Tax account credited with the £150 payment.

Discretionary Scheme

In addition to the above rebates, there will be a discretionary scheme, through which the Council will assist vulnerable residents who live in properties in Council Tax bands E to H, or those who do not pay Council Tax. Further details on our local discretionary scheme will appear on our website in the coming weeks.

Please note that our customer service staff do not have any additional information, other than that provided here.

Last updated 13 May 2022