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Make sure you claim your £150 council tax rebate

Make sure you claim your £150 council tax rebate

What is the council tax rebate?

In April, the government introduced a support package worth over £22 billion in 2022-2023 to help with the increase in energy costs. This means that all households in council tax bands A-D, which they live in as their main home, will be entitled to a £150 tax rebate.

The £150 rebate will be provided as a separate payment, rather than as part of your council tax bill and you are not required to pay this back.

How do I claim for my rebate?

If you live in an eligible property and you already pay your council tax by Direct Debit, your local authority will make the payment directly into your bank account. Some of these payments should have already started to be processed.

If you don’t pay your council tax by direct debit, you'll need to apply for the rebate and the closing dates for applications vary depending on each local authority, some have closed already!

Your Local Authority should have written to you telling you what to do – please don’t ignore this letter!

In most cases, you’ll need to provide a council tax reference number, which should be on the letter they send to you. You will be required to provide bank account details via a secure form so they can make this payment to you. Important – your local authority will never request your bank details for this payment by telephone.

What if I don’t have a bank account?

Customers who can’t provide bank details will either get a voucher or a credit to their council tax account. Again, this varies depending on each local authority.

What about my local authority area?

Below is a list of the local authorities and a link to more information on their website about how to make your claim:

Newcastle City Council

Applications must be received by 31 August 2022.

www.newcastle.gov.uk/energysupportclaim

Call 0191 278 7878 during office hours and ask for Energy Support Payment

 

Northumberland County Council

Applications must be received by 15 July 2022.

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Tax/Charges.aspx#counciltaxenergyrebate

Call 0345 600 6400 during office hours for assistance

 

Sunderland City Council

Applications must be received by 31 July 2022.

https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/20280/Council-Tax-Energy-Rebate

Call 0191 520 5551 during office hours for more assistance

 

Durham County Council

Applications must be received by end of June 2022.

https://www.durham.gov.uk/counciltaxenergyrebate

Call 03000 26 4000 during office hours for assistance

 

South Tyneside Council

Applications are now closed.

https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/75460/Council-Tax-150-energy-rebate

Call 0191 424 4330 during office hours for assistance

 

North Tyneside Council

Applications must be received by 30 September 2022.

https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/1597/council-tax-energy-rebate-and-discretionary-payments

Call 0345 2000 104 during office hours for assistance

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Applications must be received by 30 June 2022.

https://www.stockton.gov.uk/article/7208/Council-Tax-Energy-Rebate

Call 01642 393939 during office hours for assistance

 

Hartlepool Borough Council

Applications are now closed.

https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20005/council_tax/1095/council_tax_energy_rebate_scheme

Call 01429266522 during office hours for assistance

 

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Applications are now closed.

https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/energy-rebate-claim

Call 01642 774774 during office hours for assistance

 

North Yorkshire County Council

No information available for closing applications.

www.northyorks.gov.uk/budget-council-tax-and-adult-social-care-precept

Call 01609 780 780 during office hours for assistance

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23 June 2022

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