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Council Tax £150 energy rebate: Eligibility

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

Eligibility

Households in Council Tax bands A to D will receive the £150 Council Tax rebate.

Second homes and empty properties will not benefit.

The energy rebate is being provided on the basis that you were liable to pay Council Tax (or would have been if the property were not exempt) and that the property met the criteria below on 1 April 2022:

  • It is valued in Council Tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme.
  • It is someone's sole or main residence.
  • It is a chargeable dwelling (Council Tax is payable on the property), or in exemption classes N, S, U or W*, and
  • The person who is liable to pay the Council Tax (or would be were the property not exempt) is not a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.

* Class N (students - other than Houses in Multiple Occupation for Council Tax purposes)
Class S (under 18s)
Class U (people with a severe mental impairment)
Class W (annexes occupied by a dependent relative)


If you receive the rebate but do not meet this criteria

If you receive the rebate but do not meet the above criteria, you must tell the Council Tax team on 0191 424 4330 and the rebate may recovered.


If you are on a low income

If you are on a low income, and in Council Tax band E to H, you may be eligible for a discretionary payment.

 




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