If you live in a property in Council Tax bands A to D, you are likely to receive a £150 Council Tax rebate to help with the cost of living. There will also be support available for some low-income households in Council Tax bands E to H.

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£150 rebate for Council Tax bands A-D

How to get a rebate

If you're eligible for a rebate, please check your bank account to see if you have received it.

If you're eligible but haven't received a rebate, please fill in our online claim form by 30 September 2022.

Start the online claim form

Who is eligible

We will provide a £150 one-off payment to a liable Council Tax payer (or a person who would otherwise be liable where the property is exempt) for every household that occupies a property that meets all the following criteria on 1 April 2022:

  • It is valued in Council Tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme. You can find your council tax band on GOV.UK.
  • It is someone’s sole or main residence.
  • Council Tax is charged on the property or it is in exemption classes N, S, U or W.
  • The person who is liable to pay the Council Tax (or would be were the property not exempt) is not a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.

Discretionary scheme

There will be a discretionary rebate scheme for those who need help with their energy bills but are not eligible – such as vulnerable people and individuals on low incomes that do not pay Council Tax, or that pay Council Tax for properties in Bands E-H.

Who is eligible

  • Households in receipt of Council Tax Support and in bands E to H – £150 (approximately 3,500)
  • Households with new Council Tax Support claims for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 who have not previously received the rebate, bands A to H – £150 (estimate to be 350)
  • Households where pensioners are liable in bands E to H – based on number of applicants (it is not known how many there are in the borough).

Approximate timeframes for discretionary scheme

Task Time frame

Director of Corporate Services decision

11 April 2022

Call in period ends

14 April 2022

Software due

8 April 2022

Testing of software and web form

8 to 29 April 2022

Communications campaign starts

20 June 2022  

Targeted letters to residents

20 June 2022

Applications go live

20 June 2022

Review of applications start

20 June to 19 August 2022

Commence payments

20 June 2022

Information from central government

For more information about the schemes, please see the GOV.UK website:

Find out which Council Tax band your home is in

Find your council tax band (GOV.UK)