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£150 Government Council Tax rebate

Thursday 12 May: We have now made 8,429 awards to householders in Bands A to D who paid Council Tax by Direct Debit on 1, 19 and 25 April. We have paid 75% of all awards due. For those not on Direct Debit or who have not received a payment yet, the Post Office will issue letters on Monday 16 May - please allow a few days for your letter to arrive.

On 3 February 2022, Government announced that around 20 million households in England in Council Tax bands A to D will receive a £150 rebate, to help with the cost of rising energy bills.

Who is eligible?

Households in Council Tax bands A to D will receive the £150 rebate. You can find your band on your Council Tax bill or on the Government website.

You must be the Council Tax bill payer on 1 April 2022.

Second homes and empty properties will not benefit.

What if my household isn't eligible?

We've received £43,050 to support vulnerable households.

Government has not specified how this money should be distributed, which gives us discretion on how this will be allocated.

Our priority is to distribute funds to households in bands A to D first. We'll then publish information about our discretionary scheme in June.

How will my household get its £150 rebate?

If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, the rebate will go directly into your bank account after your first Direct Debit instalment is paid in April 2022. All direct payments have now been made.

If you don’t pay by Direct Debit, we weren't able to verify your bank details or your Direct Debit was set up too late for a direct payment to be made in April, we are working with the Post Office and will using their Pay Out scheme. This means that eligible households will receive a letter with a bar code that will enable them to go to any Post Office and claim their £150 rebate. Residents will have to show the barcoded letter and identification to receive the payment - find more information on this on the Post Office Website.

The Post Office are issuing the letters on Monday 16 May - please allow a few days for your letter to arrive. We would ask that you claim the rebate as soon as your letter arrives.

What if I haven't received a payment or letter yet?

If you pay by Direct Debit and were expecting a payment but have not received it yet, you may be receiving a Post Office letter instead.

If you have not received a letter by Monday 23 May, please email localtaxation@rutland.gov.uk with your name and address details, or call 01572 729 603 between 9am and 12pm.

Frequently asked questions

Energy rebate FAQ

Scam alert - we've had reports of a scam caller saying they are calling from Rutland Council, asking for bank details to pay the rebate in to. This is not a call from Rutland County Council - we will never contact you by telephone to ask for your bank details. Visit Action Fraud for more information on scams and cyber crime

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