Council Tax Energy Rebate

Most households in Council Tax bands A - D who were liable for Council Tax on 1 April 2022 have received a one-off upfront energy rebate of £150. This Council Tax Energy Rebate is to help households with rising energy costs.

Where possible we have made payments direct to people's bank accounts.

In all other cases, we have issued time-limited vouchers to be cashed at Post Offices.

All vouchers have now expired which means they can no longer be cashed. If you received a voucher but have not cashed it, we have credited your Council Tax account with £150.

Further details around the eligibility criteria for the Council Tax Energy Rebate can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme 

The Government has provided funding to the Council to provide further support to households, for example, to those who pay for energy but do not automatically qualify for the Council Tax Energy Rebate. 

The Council launched its Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme in July and, so far, has made payments to 457 households. The deadline for applications to this scheme has now passed and the Council has decided to share remaining funding equally between working age households who receive Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support. This means that a payment of £38.36 will be made to each of these households. 

Where possible, if you are a working age household who receives Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support we will make this payment directly to your bank account. Otherwise, we will send you a voucher which you will be able to cash at any Post Office.

You do not need to apply for these payments, they will be paid automatically and you do not have to pay them back.

Post Office Payout Vouchers

Our records show that some Post Office Payout Vouchers for £38.36 have been issued in error. These have now been cancelled and can no longer be cashed at the Post Office.

We are writing to everyone who is affected by this. If this includes you, your rebate has been paid directly into your bank account.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contact Council Tax Energy Rebate

0114 273 4567
(Option 0)
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm