In Hyndburn over £4million worth of rebates have so far been issued to people, however it is estimated around 7,500 eligible households are yet to claim theirs.
In February 2022 the Government announced support for households to help protect them from rising energy costs, this included announcement of a Council Tax rebate of £150 for eligible households. Eligibility includes the property being in band A-D.
Everyone who was registered to pay their council tax by direct debit before the deadline has been issued their payment and now Hyndburn Council are asking people who do not pay by direct debit to come forward and complete their application, so their £150 rebate can be issued. Applications for this opened on Thursday 16th June and close on 31stJuly 2022.
Cllr Joyce Plummer, Portfolio Holder for Resources, said:
“I am very pleased to say a dedicated team at Hyndburn Council has been set up to help people receive their rebate payment and they are able to help anyone who may have difficulty completing this online. I urge people to apply to receive theirs if they have not already done so.
“Letters, emails and lots of online notices have been issued about this but I am asking people to help spread the word and tell their relatives and friends to apply before the deadline.”
Information about how to apply can be found on the Hyndburn Borough Council Website and people are also invited to get in touch directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01254 388 111
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:
“Issuing these rebates has been a huge task and I would like to thank everyone involved. Shortly the application process for discretionary payments will also open, this is a £150 payment for people in need who did not meet the initial eligibility criteria.”
Further information about the rebate scheme can be found here:
All households who are eligible will receive the rebate through credit to their council tax account. Filling out the application process will mean households receive their rebate sooner and also have the option of it being issued directly into their bank account.