Energy Bill Rebate
£150 Council Tax energy rebate
Did you know you may be eligible for a one-off payment from the Government funded £150 Council Tax energy rebate. If you are a Council Tax payer and live in a household property in Council Tax bands A to D on 1 April 2022 you can claim the £150 and it does not need to be paid back. The initiative is to help support households facing rising energy costs.
Council Tax energy rebate for Council Tax bands A to D
If you are a householder occupying a property in bands A to D on 1 April 2022, you will qualify for the energy rebate unless the property is unoccupied, for example, because it is your second home.
You must be responsible for the Council Tax bill at the property to be eligible for the energy rebate. Even if you receive 100% Council Tax reduction, you will still be entitled to the energy rebate.
Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme
If you're not eligible and are in Council Tax bands E to H, there will be some further funding available to help those who do not qualify under the main scheme. When we have more information, we will publish the details here.
Paying by Direct Debit
We have already paid the majority of households who were signed up to pay by Direct Debit in early April but there were a few exceptions. We have now contacted most cases but if you think you should be eligible but have not heard from us please email email@example.com
Bogus callers - fraud awareness
There have been reports that thieves are contacting people by door step visits and phone calls offering to assist them in making a claim for the energy rebate.
Do not pass on bank details or personal information to anyone claiming to be from the Redbridge Council Tax team. Redbridge will only offer help when requested by the charge payer.
You still need to pay your Council Tax bill
The energy rebate does not mean you don't need to pay your Council Tax bill - you must continue to pay your Council Tax bill by the amounts and on the dates shown on your bill.
If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax and need help you can find out more about how you may be able to get support.
Before you apply
Check you meet the qualifying criteria:
- Your property is in Council Tax bands A to D or your property is in band E and you receive disabled relief on 1 April 2022
- Your property is your sole or main residence
- You are responsible for the Council Tax payment for your whole household
- You have not made a claim in respect of any other property in England
You won’t be eligible if:
- Your property is in Council Tax band E to H
- Your property is empty
- Your property is a second home
- You are not responsible for the household Council Tax payment
- Your property is a House in Multiple occupation where the owner is liable
- You moved in after 1 April 2022
How can I check my Council Tax band?
Your Council Tax band is shown on your Council Tax bill or you can check Find your Council Tax band with GOV.UK. Simply enter your postcode using the online tool to find the band for your home.
Who we are working with to help apply the energy rebate for households?
We are working with our partner Ascendant Solutions Limited, who are an approved processor to manage all Council Tax Energy Rebate claims.
How can I claim?
Remember, please do not attempt to apply for the rebate if you already pay by direct debit. In most cases, you would have received a credit into your account during April.
Information you need to claim the rebate:
- Your Local authority reference number (Property Reference Number)
- Council Tax account reference number as shown on your Council Tax Bill
- Your date of birth, and national insurance number
- Your bank sort code and account number, with a copy of the statement from the last three months that you can upload
Once you have applied your data will be accessed by the Council to approve your application.
When to expect your payment
Once your application has been received in the majority of cases payment will be received within 10 working days.
Still got a question around the energy bill rebate?
If your question hasn't been answered above please look at our frequently asked questions.
Last updated: 14 June 2022