Council Tax Energy Rebate Payments
We know how important these payments are and therefore quickly put in place arrangements for getting payments out to those entitled with the minimum of delay.
By the end of July we paid all eligible households the £150 Energy Rebate, well in advance of the 30 September deadline set by the Government.
We have also quickly paid out all of the discretionary Energy Rebate funding the Government provided us with. Discretionary payments were made by the end of July, significantly in advance of the 30 October deadline set by the Government.
Payments have either been paid into a bank account or credited to the relevant Council Tax account.
If your Council Tax account is put in credit as a result of us applying the Energy Rebate to your Council Tax account, you can ask us for a refund or leave it to reduce next years bill; whichever you prefer. All refunds will be made by bank transfer.
Energy Rebates are provided on the assumption that recipients meet the above criteria. If this is not the case the Rebate may be liable for recovery. You must advise us immediately if you receive an Energy Rebate that you are not entitled to.
The council tax energy rebate guidance document, produced by the Government, contains full information about the scheme and how it is to be administered by the Council.
Please note that further help is available to all households with a domestic electricity connection, although the Council is NOT involved with this. This help is called the Energy Support Scheme. All households with a domestic electricity connection in Great Britain are eligible for a £400 discount to help with energy bills from October 2022.
- The £400 discount will be administered by suppliers and paid to consumers over 6 months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support over the winter months
- households will see a discount of £66 applied to their energy bills in October and November, rising to £67 each month from December through to March 2023
- the discount will be provided on a monthly basis regardless of whether consumers pay monthly, quarterly or have an associated payment card
- households will never be asked for their bank details, and those with a domestic electricity connection will not need to apply
- there is no need to contact your supplier as all domestic electricity customers will be automatically eligible. Electricity bill payers should enquire with their supplier if they have not received their first instalment by the end of October.