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Council Rebate Discretionary Scheme

The Council’s scheme provides an opportunity for Council Tax payers who do not occupy properties in Bands A to D (or Band E which qualifies for a Disabled Band Reduction) for an Energy Rebate payment of £150.  Applicants must meet at least one the qualifying conditions detailed below:

  • Households in bands E to H who are in receipt of Local Council Tax Reduction on or after 1 April 2022
  • Households whose dwelling is valued in bands F to H subject to an alternative banding of E to G due to the award of a Disabled band Reduction
  • Households in bands E to H where the Council Tax payer or partner are in receipt of any of the following means tested benefits on or after 1 April 2022.  Applicants are required to provide evidence as to the receipt of a qualifying benefit
    • Universal Credit
    • Housing Benefit
    • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
    • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
  • Households in bands E to H where the Council Tax payer or partner are in receipt of any of the following disability based benefits on or after 1 April 2022.  Applicants are required to provide evidence as to the receipt of a qualifying benefit
    • Disability Living Allowance Care Element, any rate
    • Disability Living Allowance Mobility Element, any rate
    • Personal Independence Payment Daily Living Component, any rate
    • Personal Independence Payment Mobility Component, any rate
    • Attendance Allowance
    • New Style Employment Support Allowance
    • War Pension
    • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
    • Industrial Injuries Benefit.
    • Carers Allowance
  • Households whose dwelling is valued in bands E to H on 1 April 2022 who manage to successfully appeal their band to D or lower, retrospectively to 1 April 2022 providing the review, proposal or appeal was lodged before 3 February 2022.  Applicants are required to provide evidence as to when the review, proposal or appeal was lodged with the Valuation Office Agency
  • Households who move into a property later than 1 April 2022, and would have qualified for a mandatory payment but for the qualifying date, provided they have not received an Energy Rebate payment at another address.  Applicants are required to provide evidence as to their address as at 1 April 2022
  • Households where the energy bills payers are not liable for Council Tax e.g. homes in multiple occupation

Please complete the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate application form.  Where evidence is required to support the application, please ensure documents are uploaded at the same time you complete the online application.  If you do not, this will delay assessing your application or result in it being rejected.  If the application is rejected because evidence has not been provided, you will be required to submit a new online application form.

Applications will be assessed in strict date order in which they were received and where all required information has been submitted.  Once the Council’s funding allocation is spent, the scheme will formally close and any applications not fully assessed will be rejected.

As you are asking for a payment under the discretionary scheme, we must conduct validation checks before we are able to make payment.  Please allow at least 21 days before contacting us about your application.

The final date for making payment to applicants must not be later than 30 November 2022.  Applications will only be assessed where they are received by the Council on or before 14 November 2022.  Any applications received on or after 15 November 2022 will not be considered.