New Government rebate » Babergh Mid Suffolk

Posted by Communications on 7 February 2022 | Comments

On 3 February, the Government announced measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs – including a ‘£150 council tax energy rebate’.

The council has been promised detailed guidance to be published in the week beginning 7 February.

The Government will provide funding for councils to give all households in England whose primary residence is valued in council tax bands A to D a one-off ‘council tax energy rebate’ payment of £150. This payment will operate outside of the council tax system (it will be a payment rather than a reduction in your council tax bill), using council tax lists to identify eligible households.

The Government has also announced that it will provide funding for councils to operate a discretionary fund for households in need who would not otherwise be eligible. This could include for example individuals on low incomes who live in properties valued in bands E to H. Again, we are awaiting details of how this scheme will operate.

We do however understand that those who pay their council tax by direct debit are likely to receive their £150 rebate first. If you are not registered to pay your council tax by Direct Debit, you can now do this by completing the Direct Debit form.

Factsheets about Government support for energy bills and the cost of living can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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