£150 Council Tax energy rebate

If you are eligible for the £150 Council Tax energy rebate and haven't already received it, you can submit a claim online now. Once we have accepted your claim you can expect payment within 10 working days.

£150 Council Tax energy rebate

Who is eligible for the Council Tax rebate

Check your Council Tax band

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

Council Tax rebate for bands A to D

You can claim a one-off energy rebate if on 1 April 2022 your property was:

  • someone’s sole or main residence valued in Council Tax bands A to D
  • valued in band E, but has an alternative valuation band of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme
  • a chargeable dwelling, or in exemption classes N (occupied only by students), S (all the occupiers are under 18 years of age), U (occupiers are severely mentally impaired) or W (a granny annexe)
  • not occupied by a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body

If you receive Council Tax Support which means you do not pay Council Tax, you will still be eligible for the energy rebate. We will write to you and invite you to claim your rebate.

Council Tax rebate for bands E to H

The government has provided us with a discretionary fund so that we can determine how to help households in Council Tax bands E to H who are energy bill payers. This is up to a maximum payment of £150 per household.

You can claim a one-off energy rebate if on 1 April 2022 your property was:

  • someone’s sole or main residence valued in Council Tax bands E to H who are in receipt of any of the following benefits or reductions:
    • Income support
    • Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income Based)
    • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Reduction
  • entitled to a class U exemption (severely mentally impaired) and you have not received any other energy rebate payment
  • a dwelling with a council tax band F to H and you are in receipt of a Council Tax reduction for disability

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.