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Council Tax Rebate of £150: please visit our dedicated page.

Rebate for Energy Bills

The Government has introduced a new package of support to help with the cost of living pressures. 20 million homes are to benefit from a £150 payment to help relieve some of these costs. This money is not a loan and you will not be required to pay it back, unless you are not eligible to receive this payment.

Who will benefit from this rebate?

Most households that are in the property bands A-D inclusive will receive the £150 rebate.There is also a Discretionary Fund and the Council are deciding how this will be shared out. Details of how this will be given out will be updated on this page in due course so please keep checking this page for further updates.

You can view the Government support for energy bills factsheet on the GOV.uk website linked below. 

What is my Council Band?

To find what band your Council Tax Band is please check on our dedicated page.

How will I be paid this money?

If you pay your Council Tax by direct debit all of these payments have now been made for those with a direct debit date of 1, 15 or 28 of April 2022.

When you receive this payment it will show in your bank account (that you pay your direct debit from) as £150 automated credit from Blaby District Council with your Council Tax account number as the payment reference.

If you set up your direct debit after 31 March 2022, or our council tax payer records did not match with the banking mandate records, your payment will be treated as though you do not pay by direct debit so please read the section below for how you can expect to hear about your payment.

What if I don't pay my Council Tax by Direct Debit?

We are working with a third party (The Post Office) on a process to pay residents that do not pay their council tax by direct debit (or a direct debit had not been set up in time to meet the April energy payments already being made into bank accounts), or the direct debit was rejected by your bank due to insufficient funds. 

You can expect to receive a letter sent out to you by the Post Office explaining what you need to do to be able to receive your payment.  This letter is important to you so do not destroy or damage the letter as it contains a bar code that you will need.  Letters to this group of residents will most probably be made during later May and June. There is no need to contact us as we have all your current contact details from your Council Tax account.

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