Council Tax Energy Rebate

The government announced on 3 February 2022 measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs in 2022-2023. These measures include a one off £150 non-repayable rebate for households in England in council tax bands A – D, known as the Council Tax Rebate. This will be in the form of a payment of £150 per household and is not a reduction off your bill. There is one payment per household regardless of the number of occupants or council taxpayers named on the bill.

Eligibility for the scheme

  • The property is valued in Council Tax bands A-D or is charged at property band D as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme on 1 April 2022
  • A new build property that is awaiting an official band from the Valuation Office, will be assessed for eligibility when the band is provided where the effective date of the band is on or before 1 April 2022
  • The property is at least one person's sole or main residence on 1 April 2022
  • The property attracts an occupied charge; or would if it were not for the occupant receiving a 100% reduction due to Council tax Reduction, or by being in the property exemption classes of N (Student), S (persons under 18), U (Severe Mental Impairment) or W (Elderly relative resident in an Annexe) on 1 April 2022

A property that meets all the criteria but has a nil council tax liability as a result of local council tax support, will be eligible.

Exclusions

Properties that have no permanent resident such as unoccupied properties or second homes will not be eligible. In addition, the liable council tax payer cannot be a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.

Applying for the rebate

The deadline for applying for the rebate has now passed. Any eligible household who has not made a claim will have the rebate paid to their council tax account by 30 September 2022.

If you have previously applied but did not have your application approved because we were waiting for further information from you then you will also now have the rebate paid to your council tax account.

If you need to contact us, please email us at rebate@sstaffs.gov.uk

Direct Debit payers automatic payment

Customers who pay council tax by direct debit should have now received their rebate. Payments will only be made after you have paid your first monthly Council Tax direct debit payment so long as the direct debit was in place before 1st June 2022.

The first payments were issued to customers on 19th April 2022. If you have not received your payment on or after this date, please email us. Our email address is rebate@sstaffs.gov.uk.

If you receive an automatic payment but you think that you do not qualify you should contact the Council immediately by emailing rebate@sstaffs.gov.uk and let us know your name, address and why you think you should not receive the rebate

I do not qualify for the £150. Can I still get help?

The government will provide funding for councils to operate a discretionary fund for households in need who would not otherwise be eligible for a Council Tax Rebate.

South Staffordshire Council's scheme has now been launched and you can find out more information by clicking here

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