20 May, 2022

Update on Council Tax energy rebate scheme payments

The government is providing a £150 rebate to Council Tax payers in bands A-D (and E if in receipt of disabled persons reduction) to help with rising energy costs. This is a one-off payment and will not have to be repaid.

We have now completed 37,850 payments totalling £5,677,500 to households who pay their council tax by direct debit and will continue to make payments to remaining direct debit payers this week. On Friday 20 May we will start to issue letters to households who pay their council tax bill using cash payments. Due to the volume, we plan that all letters will be sent by Monday 30 May. 

Your letter will contain a link to an online form where you can apply for your rebate. It will also contain your council tax account number which you will need to make your application. If you don’t have your council tax account number please wait for your letter to arrive as we cannot provide account details by telephone, for security reasons. 

If you do not claim your £150 – do not worry. At the end of June we will put the payment against your Council Tax account. You can then choose to leave it there and pay less Council Tax each month, or you can claim it via our existing refund process at any point in the coming months.  

You can find further information on the Council Tax energy rebate scheme on our website: thanet.gov.uk/council-tax-energy-rebate

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