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The Council Tax energy bills rebate scheme aims to help households with higher energy costs. This rebate is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

Second homes or unoccupied properties do not qualify for this rebate. 

If you moved into the area after this date, your rebate should be paid by the local authority area you lived in on the 1st April 2022.

Energy bills rebate eligibility

Energy bill rebates have been paid if you were a resident in the borough of Bury on the 1st April 2022 and your property was:

  • in Council Tax bands A, B, C or D
  • in Council Tax band E, but you receive a disability reduction
  • exempt or because you receive Council Tax Support.
  • was exempt from Council Tax because it was solely occupied by:
    • students
    • people under the age of 18
    • people who are severely mentally impaired
    • elderly or disabled relatives living in an annex to another property.

Rebates made are on the assumption that our Council Tax records are correct. We may recover any rebate paid, if:

  • you moved home before 1st April 2022 and didn't inform us
  • the person responsible for paying Council Tax provides false information to be eligible for a rebate and may also be guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

Rebate payment

Energy bill rebates of £150 have been paid:

  • to your bank account and will show as 'BURY MBC 2' and 7 other numbers, or
  • as a Post Office voucher, to be redeemed at a Post Office branch.

We won't cold call you to request your bank details.

Post Office vouchers

If you've received your energy bill rebate as a Post Office voucher, you'll need to show identification when redeeming it at your local Post Office, such as:

  • valid UK photo driving licence
  • valid passport
  • your latest Council Tax bill
  • a recent utility bill (gas, electricity, water rates)
  • another form of photo ID.

If can't get to a Post Office, someone could collect the money on your behalf. They'll need to take your proof of identity, one of any listed above. Collections made by a third party are made at the discretion of the Post Office.

If you have a problem with your voucher please let us know.

Update with Post Office vouchers

All Post Office voucher payments for the rebate scheme have been issued. If you've not received yours, please let us know.

If you have already asked us for a replacement voucher, we'll be sending you one soon and will tell you when it is on it's way.

Discretionary Fund

We're also arranging additional payments under the Discretionary Fund Scheme. Payments will be made for:

  • properties in Council Tax bands F to H who received a disability reduction on 1st April 2022 will receive £150
  • tenants in houses of multiple occupation and pay their own utilities will receive £100
  • properties who received Council Tax Support on 1st April 2022 will receive £24.