Published on 3 May 2022
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is pleased to confirm that payments have started to be made to residents eligible for the £150 energy rebate, with £4.06m paid out so far to 27,083 households.
The government announced in March 2022 that most households in England in Council Tax Bands A to D will be eligible for a £150 rebate to help with the soaring costs of fuel bills, to be administered via the Council Tax system.
Payments have started to be made based on the date on which residents pay their Council Tax, with those who pay their Council Tax by direct debit at the start of the month receiving theirs first. The payments will appear on bank statements as 'SDC Energy Rebate'.
For those residents that don't pay by direct debit, they will soon receive a letter confirming what they need to do to claim the payment.
Under the scheme, where no direct debit payment has been made or no council tax is due, the District Council will be making bank verification checks and will be writing directly to those customers and will not be telephoning customers asking for their bank details.
A discretionary scheme for those households not eligible for this payment is currently being worked up, and details of this will be available on the Council's website.
For more information and updates please visit: Energy Rebate Scheme 2022 | Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Councils have been set a deadline to ensure all payments are made by 30 September 2022.
Residents wishing to set up a direct debit for Council Tax should visit the Council's website: Payment Options | Stratford-on-Avon District Council or call 01789 260990.
The District Council has also produced a leaflet to signpost residents to government and local support packages, as well as organisations that are able to offer advice during these difficult times.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575