Check your details are up to date
We are asking council tax bill payers to ensure that the personal details contained on their council tax bills are up to date and accurate.
This is because the information held on council tax bills will be used as a basis for one of the two government announced schemes to reduce the impact of national increases to energy costs with rebates paid to council tax payers. Details of these schemes can be found on our Utility energy rebate page. An explanatory leaflet from the Government will be included with a resident's council tax bill.
Most households in council tax bands A to D will qualify for a payment of £150, providing they are occupied as a sole or main residence on 1 April 2022. If you pay your council tax by Direct Debit you will get the rebate automatically providing your council tax details match with the bank account details we hold.
In line with the Government rules and guidance on rebates, payments will not start to be made to Direct Debit payers until after the date of their first instalment in April.
Council tax payers who pay by other means will be contacted by email, if we hold those details, or letter outlining the application process for payment.
The Government has made a limited amount of funding available to the Council for those households who are solely or mainly resident in our area and who do not qualify for the £150 payment. The Council is currently developing a discretionary scheme and details will be available on the Council’s website during April 2022.