Discretionary Energy Payment Information

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Council Tax Energy Rebate to help with increased home energy costs

On 3 February 2022, the government announced measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs in 2022/23.

This included a rebate, worth £150, for households in England in Council Tax bands A to D. This one-off rebate is non-repayable and is known as the Council Tax Energy Rebate.

Eligible households received £150 per household. This scheme closed on the 30th September 2022.

Discretionary Energy Payment Scheme

The Council also received £274,350 funding to administer a discretionary energy payment scheme, to help households that are likely to be most impacted by rising energy prices and the increased cost of living. The final phase of the discretionary scheme has now been implemented.

The Council is using the remaining funding to target additional support, in the form of a small top up to all households who were in receipt of a Council Tax Reduction on the 1st April 2022.

In total, households in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction will have received £175.13 Council Tax Energy Rebate, which includes the `top-up` payment of £25.13.