Council Tax Rebate Update

Application process for people who do not pay Council Tax by direct debit is now open.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of the Council said”

“To support local residents with the rising cost of living, the Council are administering the Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme, which provides eligible households with £150.00.

“To date the Council have distributed this support to over 25,000 residents, who opt to pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit.

“I am pleased to announce that the Council’s application process for the Council Tax Energy Rebate for residents who do not pay their Council Tax by direct debit is now available.

“Residents can choose to have the Council Tax Energy Rebate either paid directly to their Council Tax account, or, to receive a payment by BACS.

“It is important that we support our residents throughout these difficult times ensuring funds are allocated to all eligible households.”

Applications for Council Tax Energy Rebate open from Thursday 16th June 2022 and close on Sunday 31st July 2022. 

All the information needed to apply is on our website with the online form available 24 hours a day. The Council would urge our residents to apply as soon as possible.”

Please have a bank statement ready for upload before starting the form.

For further information about eligibility please read below, or to apply, please visit the form here.

Council Tax Energy Rebate Information:

On Thursday 3rd February 2022, the Government announced support for households to help protect them from rising energy costs. This included the announcement of a Council Tax rebate of £150.

To qualify for the Council Tax Energy Rebate you must meet the following Criteria on the date of 01 April 2022:

  • You must be liable to pay Council Tax
  • Your property must be in Council Tax band A-D. This includes properties with a disabled band reduction from E to D.
  • The property must be classed as your sole or main residence, i.e. your home
  • The property must be
  • one that is chargeable for council tax or
  • it should be in one of the following Exemption classes:
    • Class N (Students)
    • Class S (Under 18)
    • Class U (SMI)
    • Class W (Occupied Annex)

DISCRETIONARY SCHEME

The Council also wishes to provide support to other energy bill payers who are not eligible under the terms of the main Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme.

The Council is currently developing its Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme application form. The scheme will operate in accordance with Government guidelines and funding availability.

The initial announcement made by the Chancellor on 03 February 2022 is available online –

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-to-receive-350-boost-to-help-with-rising-energy-costs

Details of the eligibility criteria and application process for the Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme are now available on the Council’s website: https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/counciltax/15/