Council Tax Energy Rebate

Please do not email or phone us about the £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate. The only information we can provide is detailed on this webpage. Your enquiry will prevent us providing other services and making arrangements to deliver the rebate. This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Energy Rebate Payment for residents living in band A to D houses

On the 3 February 2022, the Chancellor announced that Council Tax payers who live in a band A to D property will receive a one-off payment of £150. The payment is to support households with rising energy costs. The rebate is not part of your Council Tax and will not appear on your bill.

This scheme has now closed and no further payments will be made to residents living in properties in bands A - D

Those residents who have been identified as qualifying for the scheme, but have not yet contacted us to receive the payment, will have the payment credited to their Council Tax Account. You will shortly receive an updated bill showing the rebate payment on your account:

  • If you still have a balance outstanding on your Council Tax account and you pay by Direct Debit, your next instalment(s) will be reduced by a total of £150.
  • If still have a balance outstanding on your Council Tax account and do not pay by Direct Debit, your next instalment(s) due will be reduced by a total of £150.
  • If you have no outstanding Council Tax to pay, or you do not pay Council Tax because you receive full Council Tax Support, and this award has put your Council Tax account into credit, you will receive details on how to claim the credit.

Discretionary Energy Rebate Payment for residents living in band E to H houses

The government have provided us with limited funds to make some discretionary payments to households in bands E to H and on a low income. Due to the limited nature of the funding, all applications will be dealt with on a first come, first service basis.

To qualify for an award you must meet the qualifying criteria;

  • You must occupy a property in Council Tax Bands E-H
  • You must occupy the property as your ‘sole or main residence’.
  • The applicant or their partner must be liable to pay the utility bills e.g., electricity, gas, water for the property they are living in on 01/04/2022; and
  • The household has savings of less than £3,000 on 01/04/2022; and
  • There has not already been a Council Tax Energy Rebate Payment or Discretionary award made for this household.

In addition one of the following criteria must also be met;

  • The applicant or their partner is in receipt of any of the following benefits on 01/04/2022:
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit (where this is not paid as part of Universal Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit (where this is not paid as part of Universal Credit)
  • Pension Credit

Or on you council Tax Account you have been awarded one of the following discounts or exemptions;

  • Council Tax Income Discount
  • Care Leavers Discount
  • Carer discount
  • Disabled Band Reduction
  • Severe Mental Impairment Discount

Only one Discretionary award will be made per household

A Discretionary award will not be applicable where the person who is liable to pay the Council Tax is:

  • A local authority
  • A corporate body or
  • Another body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.

If you feel meet the above criteria, you can apply for a discretionary payment using the link below.

Applications for this scheme have now closed

How can I find out what Council Tax Band my property is in?

If you are unsure which Council Tax Band you are in, you can check your Council Tax Bill or you can check your Council Tax Band online.

Where can I find out more information?