£150 energy rebate mandatory scheme
As part of the government's initiative to help households with rising energy costs, in March they announced a £150 energy rebate for most households in council tax bands A-D. The majority of our eligible tax payers have received the £150 payment.
Council taxpayers who pay by direct debit
We have paid approximately 16,700 direct debit payers - totalling approximately £2.5 million.
Council taxpayers who do not pay by direct debit
Applications for the payment closed on 3 July. If you did not apply, the Council credited the £150 as a council tax credit for eligible properties. This was applied to accounts by the end of July 2022.
£150 energy rebate discretionary scheme
The government announced a discretionary scheme for taxpayers who are in band E-H and on benefits. The energy rebate discretionary scheme closed on 14 August.
As at the end of July, we have paid approximately 254 council taxpayers - totalling £53,000.