Council Tax Energy Rebate

The Government announced in February that an Energy Bill Rebate will be provided to households in England from April 2022 to help protect residents from rising energy costs. This includes a one-off payment of £150 to most households in Council Tax bands A-D.

If you don't know which band your property is in Check your council tax band online - GOV.UK or check your 2022/23 Council Tax bill.

Eligibility 

To qualify, the property must be occupied and fall into bands A-D as at 1st April 2022 or be charged at band D following the award of a disabled persons banding reduction.

Those receiving Council Tax Support or a full exemption under exemption classes of N (Student), S (persons under 18), U (Severe Mental Impairment) or W (Elderly relative resident in an Annexe) on 1 April 2022 will still qualify.

A corporate body, local authority, or other body such as a housing association, government or government body (This list is not exhaustive) will not be eligible.

Second homes (a furnished property that is not someone’s sole or main residence) and unoccupied properties (a substantially unfurnished property that is not the sole or main residence of any individual) will not be eligible. 

When will I receive this payment?

The vast majority of households have now received their payment. 

The deadline for making an application has now passed.

If you have not submitted an application we will apply the rebate as a credit to your Council Tax account and will send you a revised bill. 

Households not covered by the main scheme

We have been given limited funding from government to help those who do not qualify under the main scheme.

We will be using this funding to award £177 to all those in bands E-H who were in receipt of Local Council Tax Support on 1st April 2022.

If you pay by direct debit, this will be paid into your bank account. If you don’t pay by direct debit we will contact you to arrange payment.

We will also award a top up of £27 to all residents in bands A-D in receipt of Local Council Tax Support on 1st April 2022. This will be paid by the same method you receive the £150 rebate under the main scheme.  

The closing date of discretionary scheme is 30 November 2022, and all payments must be made by this date.

Please do not contact us in the meantime to query your payment, we will contact you.

Repayment of any award

Where Council Tax records are retrospectively updated as at 1st April 2022, thereby rendering the rebate invalid, we will ask for the rebate to be repaid.

If your circumstances have changed and we have not already been notified, please do so immediately.

Please see this flyer for more information.