The core Council Tax Energy rebate scheme has now closed. No more payments can be made under this scheme. Payment has now been made to all eligible Council Tax account holders via the below methods:
- Those residents who paid their Council Tax bill via Direct debit on 7 April, payments were made via a direct payment to the direct debit account details held
- For those residents who pay via any other method than Direct debit, a Post Office voucher was sent which could be exchanged at the Post office for £150
- Any vouchers that remained outstanding when the voucher expiry date was reached, these residents had a credit of £150 awarded to their Council Tax account.
The voucher scheme has now come to an end:
Following the extended deadline for the core Energy rebate scheme vouchers, no more vouchers from either scheme can be issued or cashed.
If you still have a Post Office voucher letter, you will be unable to cash this.
Now that the £150 Post Office voucher scheme has ended. The unclaimed £150 payments have been credited to eligible accounts. This was done to ensure as many residents benefited from the scheme as possible, it has therefore reduced the amount of Council Tax outstanding for this financial year for those residents.
If this leaves your Council Tax account in credit you can make a request for a refund online.
Please check you have received your amended bill before you apply.
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