Council Tax system upgrade

The Council Tax system is being upgraded. This will cause some delays but we will be responding to your requests as quickly as we can.Find out about the upgrade and what it means to you.

Council Tax energy rebate


The Chancellor announced a £150 energy rebate for most households in Council Tax bands A to D (occupied properties) and some households in Council Tax bands E to H. This mandatory scheme closed on 30 September 2022.

If you have not yet received your rebate and you are in bands A to D, you were sent a letter in August 2022 containing a barcode voucher for you to use at the post office. These vouchers must be cashed by 30 November 2022.

The Buckinghamshire Council discretionary scheme is still open to specific households until 30 November 2022.

Additional support

If you are struggling or need support with food, fuel or bills, see what additional support is available through the Helping Hand scheme.

Check your Council Tax band

To know if you are eligible, you will first need to check your Council Tax band.

Empty properties and second homes

A property that has no permanent resident and is someone’s second home will not be eligible.

An unoccupied property (for the purposes of calculating Council Tax) will not be eligible.