Council tax energy rebate
The government announced on 3 February 2022 measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs. These measures include a £150 council tax energy rebate .
The government has provided 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. You do not have to repay this money.
We have commenced payments to people who currently pay their council tax by Direct Debit and we have successfully collected the first payment this financial year. Payments to bank accounts started on Wednesday 27 April 2022 and we will release the payments in phases. We are required to carry out verification checks which may cause a delay in payment.
Payments will show as "LDC Energy Rebate" or "LDC Payment" for the sum of £150.00 on your bank statement. We have paid over 97.5% of our Direct Debit payers. There are a small number of accounts whose bank details do not match the liable person’s name for council tax. Additional checks are being taken and if we cannot verify the bank details, you will receive an invite to complete our online form.
We have commenced sending letters and emails to people who do not pay by Direct Debit so you can provide your bank details to enable payment. The letter provides an access key you will need to complete the form. We are expecting a large amount of completed forms in a short period of time. We must carry out verification checks and this will prevent us making payments immediately after you have completed the form. Please do not phone or email customer services to find out when your payment will be made as they will be unable to answer this query.
Letters will be sent in phases starting Friday 17 June.
We are required to make payments no sooner than the 1 April and no later than the 30 September 2022.
You must continue to pay your council tax by the amounts and dates shown on your bill.
There is no need to contact us about this payment, we will be in touch with you.