Isle of Wight Council

11 Nov 2022

Energy rebate scheme update

The Isle of Wight Council continues to make energy rebate payments to eligible households across the Island.

Main government scheme

Applications for the main government scheme closed on 30 September 2022 and the council is completing the final stages of work to resolve any outstanding queries.

Island residents have so far received a total of £8,322,450 through the scheme to assist with energy bills.

Discretionary scheme — phases 1 and 2

The local authority was also given government funding for discretionary pay-outs to assist those not eligible for an energy rebate under the main scheme. 

This is for households in council tax bands E-H in receipt of local council tax support, housing benefit or universal credit.

The first phase of this discretionary scheme also closed on 30 September 2022 and final payments are currently being made. So far, £41,550 has been paid out to eligible residents.

The council is set to launch a second phase to the discretionary scheme which will see a further payment of £28.50 issued to households in any property band who were in receipt of Local Council Tax Support as of 2 September 2022.

This payment will be made automatically before the scheme ends on 30 November 2022 and will be paid via the same method as their previous £150 payment.

The council will write to eligible residents to advise them of when the payment has been made to them. 

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Energy rebate payments continue to be paid to Island residents
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  • The first phase of this discretionary scheme also closed on 30 September 2022 and final payments are currently being made.
  • A second phase to the discretionary scheme will see a further payment of £28.50 issued to households in any property band who were in receipt of Local Council Tax Support as of 2 September 2022.
 
Isle of Wight, UK