Council Tax and Energy Price Increases

Council Tax and Energy Price Increases

On 3 February 2022, the Chancellor announced the Government’s interventions into energy price increases and what support will become available for residents.

On 23rd February, we received formal guidance from the Government about how the Energy Bills Rebate will work.

This rebate will not be a reduction in the amount of council tax you are required to pay, but a £150 one-off payment to be made directly to a person liable to pay council tax subject to the following qualifying criteria.

Who will qualify?

Properties that are your main home and banded A-D or Band E with a disabled relief. You can find out what band you are in online. Second homes and unoccupied properties are excluded.

Properties that are exempt from Council Tax but will still qualify for the rebate include:

  • Students
  • Severally Mentally Impaired
  • Occupied Annexe
  • Occupied by persons under the age of 18

The dwelling you occupy has a council tax band on 1st April 2022. 

Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme

A fund has been provided to Councils to help lower income households who may not qualify for the Energy Bill Rebate. This will include households are on lower incomes or in receipt of the Council Tax Support.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s scheme will support this in receipt of Council Tax Support in the following ways:

  • All Household in Band E-H that receive Council Tax Support will receive a payment of £150.
  • All households in Band A-H that are receiving Council Tax Support will receive a top up payment of up to maximum of £20. 

You can ready the Council's Policy(.pdf)(410KB)(Opens in a New Window) for more information.

How will I receive the rebate?

If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit then your energy rebate payment will be paid directly into your bank account.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of payments that are being made, payments are taking a little longer than expected to reach bank accounts. If you pay by Direct Debit all payments should be made by 20th May.

Please do not contact the Council before this date. We appreciate your patience at this time.

Please note, if you have recently set up a Direct Debit to pay your Council Tax, or changed bank account, the Council will not be able to make an automatic payment until after your first Council Tax instalment has been paid. 

If you don't pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

If you do not pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit then you will be required to complete the Council Tax Rebate Scheme Application Form(Opens in a New Window).

You will need evidence of your bank account and the details from your Council Tax bill.

Why isn’t the £150 rebate showing on my Council Tax bill?

The payment will be paid to directly into your bank account if you pay by Direct Debit and will not show on your bill as a reduction in the amount you pay. If you do not pay your council tax by Direct Debit, will contact you to arrange payment.

Sign up to Direct Debit for your Council Tax to receive the £150 payment easily

The easiest way to receive your £150 payment is to sign up to Direct Debit, it also means you can spread your Council Tax payments over 12 months if you wish. To sign up visit How to pay council tax - Broxtowe Borough Council and this will allow us to pay your energy rebate to you as soon as possible.

 


Contact
Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777