£150 rebate scheme approved

Published on Thu Apr 7 2022
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In February the Government announced a package of support known as the Energy Bills Rebate to help households with rising energy bills. The Council’s Executive has now approved the local scheme and the rebate will be paid to eligible residents in the coming weeks.

Eligible residents in Burnley borough, generally people living in homes in council tax bands A-D, will receive a one-off rebate of £150 off this year’s council tax bills.

For the latest information, including information on who is eligible, please see here.

In addition, a discretionary fund to support households who are in need has also been established.

Residents who pay their council tax bill by direct debit will receive the rebate directly to their bank account late April or May, depending on when their direct debit goes out.

People can find out more about the benefits of paying by direct debit and how to sign up here 

Those households which don’t pay by direct debit will be required to submit a claim and provide the council with sufficient information to enable payment to be made. An email will be sent, and a follow up letter, to eligible households inviting them to apply. The Government has said such payments must be subject to pre-payment checks.

If council tax payers don’t submit the information required to enable grant payment to be made the £150 will be credited to their council tax account.

Applications for this scheme must be made to the council by 30th June 2022. Payments will be subject to the same criteria as for the council tax rebate.

Post expires at 3:12pm on Thursday July 7th, 2022