At the start of the year, the government announced a national council tax rebate that would help individuals pay for their energy bills during a time when the energy prices have risen due to inflation in our economy.
By law, all councils must pay these rebates to eligible individuals from April 2022 until September 2022. It will take longer to receive the tax rebate if you pay council tax without direct debit. Those that pay in tax or cheque will need to apply to the council, which might have to undertake checks. If you do not pay council tax through direct debit, do not worry! Your council should be making alternative arrangements that will be announced via their website.
Keep up to date with the tax rebates by frequently checking your council’s website. You should not have to do anything to claim; your council should contact you. However, you should ring your council if you have any questions that need answering. You can check your council tax band through the gov.uk website.
The £150 rebate is due to the increase in utility bills which have risen by £700 per year due to the inflation. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about the Council Tax Rebate scheme (energy grant). Alternatively you can visit official guidance on gov.uk