Council Tax Energy Bills Rebate

Energy Bills Rebate

The Government has announced measures to support households in response to the rising costs of energy known as the Energy Bills Rebate, worth £9.1 billion.

One of the measures announced is a £150 non-repayable rebate for households in England in Council Tax bands A to D, (approximately 90% of households within the Bassetlaw District Council area) known as the Council Tax Rebate.

Other measures include:

A £200 discount on energy bills this autumn for domestic electricity customers in Great Britain. This will be paid back automatically over the next 5 years.

£144 million of discretionary funding for billing authorities to support households who are in need but are not eligible for the Council Tax Rebate, known as the Discretionary Fund.

How will the Council Tax Rebate be paid?

Residents in Bassetlaw have started to receive the £150 Council Tax Rebate. (12/05/2022)

The Council Tax Rebate is a £150 payment to households in England in Council Tax bands A to D, which accounts for approximately 90% of households within the Bassetlaw District Council area.

Payments will initially be made to people who already pay by Direct Debit, which is approximately 70% of Bassetlaw households. Batches of payments will be processed throughout May and residents are asked to check their statements for a reference of BDC ENERGY REBATE. Please do not contact us if you do not receive your payment immediately.

If you do not pay by Direct Debit, you will receive a letter that provides instructions on how you can claim the rebate, in addition to a unique verification code for security purposes.

You will then be asked to visit the Council’s website to provide your details and your unique verification code, in addition to confirming other security questions.

If you do not have access to the internet, you will be able to contact our Council Tax Team over the phone to provide your details. Please wait until you have received your letter and unique verification code before contacting us.

Please be aware that only one person who is liable for Council Tax on 1st April 2022 and is still resident may claim the rebate on behalf of the whole household. The Council will not contact you directly to ask for your bank details. Please be alert to scams.

You can also set up a Direct Debit by contacting our Council Tax team by calling 01909 533234.  Please have your sort code and bank account reference ready, along with your twelve (12) digit Council Tax reference.  This can be found on your Council Tax bill.

How to Check Your Council Tax Band

You can check your Council Tax band on the Governments GOV.UK website or challenge your Council Tax band by contacting the Valuation Office

The Discretionary Fund

The Government have provided a further Discretionary Fund to help households who do not qualify under the main scheme.

The discretionary fund for Bassetlaw District Council is currently under development and more information will be published as it becomes available.

Full Guidance

If you would like more information, please read the full Council Tax Rebate 2022-23 guidance that has been provided for billing authorities.

Last Updated on Thursday, May 12, 2022