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Council Tax £150 Energy Rebate

1 April 2022

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East Suffolk Council says: If your home is in Council Tax bands A to D, you’re likely to get a £150 Council Tax rebate from the Government.

This is to help towards the cost of living now that gas and electricity prices are set to go up. Find out what Council Tax band you are in. To get the rebate, you must be responsible for paying Council Tax at the property.

You could still be entitled even if you get full Council Tax Support.

Empty homes or second homes won’t get this rebate.

If you are eligible and have already been paying your Council Tax by Direct Debit, we will make the one-off payment straight into the same bank account. This will happen in late April or early May. You don’t need to do anything else. Please note, we cannot guarantee that anyone signing up to a new Direct Debit will get the rebate within this same time scale. This is because we must take your first Council Tax bill payment using those new direct debit details to verify your account.

If you are not already paying your Council Tax by Direct Debit, you’ll need to claim the rebate. This may take longer. We will contact you to let you know how to claim.

You can Set up a Direct Debit to pay your Council Tax today. It's a quick, easy and safe way to pay.

Other help available

The government has said there will be a discretionary scheme for people with homes in Council Tax bands E to H, and also people who don’t need to pay Council Tax but are still affected by high energy bills. When we know more about the discretionary scheme, we’ll put it on this website.