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Council Tax rebate to help with increased home energy costs

Last updated: 18 May 2022

The government announced on 3 February 2022 measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs in 2022 to 2023.

These measures include a one-off £150 non-repayable rebate for households in England in council tax bands A to D, known as the Council Tax Rebate. This is a payment of £150 per household and not a reduction off your bill. Funding has also been provided for councils to operate a Discretionary Scheme to support households that do not qualify for the Council Tax Rebate.

You can view the Council Tax rebate factsheet on the GOV.UK website, that has been provided by the government.

Council Tax Rebate 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).

Councils have been set a deadline to ensure all payments are made by 30 September 2022.

Payment Update - Our bank rejected some of the payment files that were sent for processing. This was done in error as it was initially thought they were duplicate files. The issue has now been rectified, and steps put in place to prevent this re-occurring, and payments should be reaching those affected on Friday 20 May 2022.

We apologise for any confusion caused by this situation which was beyond our control. We will continue to process payments over the coming weeks, starting with qualifying households on direct debit followed by non-direct debit payers who have completed an application. 

When the payment is made your bank statement will show £150 received from Birmingham City Council.

We are aiming to make payments as quickly as possible. Please do not contact us to chase payment as further updates will be given on progress.

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