All households in Council Tax Bands A to D will receive a rebate of £150 to help with energy bills. You won’t need to pay back the rebate.
Your Council Tax bill will not include the rebate, instead we will make a payment to you if you pay by Direct Debit and made a Direct Debit payment for the 2022/23 bill in April.
If you do not pay by Direct Debit, or made your first Direct Debit payment after April you will need to apply for the rebate.
We have now paid everyone who was eligible for automatic payment. If you have not yet received your £150 rebate and are eligible, you will need to make an application.Update 25 May 2022
The property will need to be in Council Tax bands A, B, C or D, you can check the band on your bill or by using the Council Tax band checker (opens new tab).
You will need to have been liable for Council Tax at the property on 1 April 2022.
The property will need to be your only or main home. You can't get the rebate on a second or empty property.
If you don't pay Council Tax because you receive full Council Tax Support, you will still be eligible (if the other eligibility criteria is met).
How to apply
We understand some people are having difficulty validating their details on the application form. Contact us using the general enquiry form (opens new tab) to let us know if you are still having issues.Update 14 June
As part of the application you will be asked how you would prefer to receive the payment, the payment options are:
- Bank account payment (3 to 5 working days)
- Taken off the Council Tax bill (3 to 5 working days)
- Post Office Voucher (up to 14 working days, photo ID required)
Post office voucher
If you ask to receive your rebate by Post office voucher, you will receive the voucher in the post. The voucher can then be exchanged at a Post Office for cash, you will need a photo ID (such as a passport or driving license) to exchange the voucher.
Help with applying
If you or someone you know needs assistance with applying , call 01752 668000 and select the Council Tax option.
If you do not qualify for the rebate, there will be a discretionary fund available. For example, if you are in band E or higher but are still struggling to pay your bills you may be eligible for the discretionary fund. Details of the discretionary fund are still being finalised.
The Government has provided a flyer regarding the rebate. If you receive paper bills, the flyer will be with your new bill. If you have opted for paperless billing, you can view the flyer on the Government website (opens new tab).