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Council Tax £150 energy rebate: How to apply

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. How to apply
  3. Eligibility
  4. If someone else pays Council Tax for you by Direct Debit
  5. Discretionary payments (for those on low incomes in band E to H)
  6. Watch out for scams
  7. More information

How to apply

Apply for the Council Tax Energy Rebate

You will need to apply for the rebate if:

  • you do not pay Council Tax by Direct Debit
  • we did not collect your first Council Tax payment by Direct Debit on or before 3 May 2022

Apply for the Council Tax Energy Rebate

You have until Friday 10 June 2022 to apply. If you don't apply by this date, the money will be credited to your Council Tax account.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of web traffic. If you have any difficulty applying online, please bear with us and try again at a later time. Thank you for your patience.


Completing your application

Please make sure you have the following information from your Council Tax bill handy:

  • Your Council Tax account number
  • The postcode of your property

Please check you are eligible to claim the rebate before applying.


Options for receiving your payment

You can choose to either:

  • Provide your bank details, so we can pay the money directly into your account
    We will aim to pay the money into your bank account within 2 weeks, however, please allow up to 4 weeks.
    Your bank account details will only be used to make the rebate payment. We will not use your bank details to collect any Council Tax payments.
     
  • Ask for the money to be credited to your Council Tax account
    Your Council Tax bill for 2022/23 will be reduced by £150. We will send you an amended bill showing your new payments within 4 weeks of receiving your application.

If you don't apply by Friday 10 June 2022

If you don't apply for the rebate by Friday 10 June 2022, the money will be credited to your Council Tax account.

Your Council Tax bill for 2022/23 will be reduced by £150 and we will send you a new bill.


If you don't pay any Council Tax

If you don't pay any Council Tax because you get full Council Tax Support, you should also apply for the rebate.

Please check you are eligible to claim the rebate before applying.


If you are unable to complete the form online

If you are unable to complete the form online, call 0191 424 4331 to apply over the phone and a member of staff will support you through the process.

Telephone opening times are:

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm




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