Energy bills rebate
Energy bill - £150 Council Tax rebate
September 2022 Update
Main Scheme Energy payments Application Window is now Closed
Over 20,700 payments have been issued to eligible main scheme households. Any unclaimed payments will now automatically be credited to your Council Tax Account by 30th September 2022 and an updated Council Tax bill will be issued.
Available to anyone who is responsible for the energy payment in the household must complete the online application and supply evidence before the 16 November.
The Chancellor announced a Council Tax rebate in England of £150 for all properties in Bands A to D, to be paid from April 2022.
The Energy Rebate will not have to be repaid. Please read the Government Information leaflet
If you live in in a property in Council Tax Bands A to D, you are entitled to receive a one off Council Tax rebate payment of £150. The rebate will not be paid for second homes or empty properties. This will not have to be repaid.
This payment is separate to your Council Tax, and the government are simply using the existing Council Tax database to process the rebate and identify those households who qualify.
If you live in in a property in Council Tax Bands A to D, you should receive a one-off Energy Rebate payment of £150, as long as the criteria set out on the following page is satisfied: You can find out your Band here (opens in a new window).
Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme
For those who need help with their energy bills but are not eligible for the Energy Rebate scheme – such as households on a low income in higher bands (E to H) or with properties in bands A to D that are exempt from council tax – local authorities have received £144 million of discretionary funding to help.
North Warwickshire's Discretionary Rebate Scheme policy is available to download Discretionary Rebate Scheme policy
The application process is now CLOSED.
Please see the Energy Rebate FAQ's for more information.
Local authorites are required to make all Main Scheme £150 Energy Bills Rebate Payments by 30 September 2022.
Before applying for your Energy Rebate Payment, please note:
If you DO NOT have a bank account then you will not be able to complete the online application form to receive your payment. However in exceptional circumstances North Warwickshire Borough Council may consider it appropriate for a payment to be made to a third party if nominated by an eligible, liable council tax payer. If you wish to have the Energy Rebate paid into another person’s bank account you can complete the applicaiton form, but we will need to do some security checks and this may delay payment.
If you would like advice about opening a basic bank account you will find more information available here. Alternatively, you can contact the council’s Financial Inclusion Support Team, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated Wednesday, 16th November 2022