Council tax

Government help with energy costs

The government announced 2 schemes to help with household energy costs:

  • Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate Scheme
  • Council Tax Energy Rebate Discretionary Payment Scheme

These schemes are intended to reduce the impact of national increases to energy costs in 2022.

Applications for the Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate Scheme, for residents who are liable for council tax at a property in council tax bands A to D, closed on Friday 26 August.

  • anyone who applied for the Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate Scheme online by Friday 26 August will receive their payment by the end of September
  • anyone eligible for the Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate Scheme who did not apply online by Friday 26 August will have their Energy Rebate applied to their Council Tax account by the end September

The Council Tax Energy Rebate Discretionary Payment Scheme, for anyone in Council Tax bands E to H that doesn't qualify for the rebate, will close on Friday 25 November.

These schemes are not a council tax discount or exemption. Find out more about council tax discounts and exemptions and Council Tax Support, to see if you are eligible

Trading Standards information about energy suppliers

If you have any problems with your energy supply, you should contact your supplier direct to try and resolve. If you're still having issues the Citizens Advice Service can provide free and impartial advice about contacting your energy supplier about a problem. Further information on making a complaint about your energy supplier can be found on the Ofgem website.

Please be aware of scams relating to the Energy Rebate – to report an Energy Rebate scam contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline.

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