The government have announced a package of support to help households with rising bills.
- a £150 non-repayable council tax rebate for bands A-D
- a discretionary scheme for low-income households in band E-H
- a £200 discount loan on your energy bill this Autumn for domestic electricity customers
Council tax rebate for bands A-D
A £150 rebate will be provided to you if:
- you pay for council tax in a band A-D property
- if you would normally pay but the property is exempt
The rebate will be paid by us and you will not be required to pay it back.
Pay by direct debit
If you pay your council tax by direct debit you do not need to do anything. We will arrange for your rebate to be paid automatically. This will be completed when we have set up the process.
Pay by other method
If you do not pay by direct debit we will send you a letter with a code. This code will be needed to apply for your rebate. You will also need your bank details and council tax reference number.
Apply for an energy rebate
A discretionary scheme is available for households on low income in bands E-H. We are in the process of setting this up. More details will be provided as they become available.
A £200 energy bill discount loan will be applied on all domestic electricity autumn bills. This will automatically be applied by your energy provider.
You will pay back the discount loan over five years. It will be split into equal instalments from 2023-24.
Further help with living costs
A fuller explanation of how the government is helping with the cost of living is available in their energy bill and cost of living factsheets.