Council Tax - Energy Bills Rebate

The government has announced that there will be a £150 payment for all households in Council Tax bands A to D, to help with rising energy costs.

Eligibility

You will get an Energy Bills Rebate if, as of 1 April 2022:

  • your property is in Council Tax bands A, B, C or D
  • your property is in Council Tax band E, but you receive a disability reduction which reduces your Council Tax to that of a band D property.
  • your property is exempt from Council Tax because it is 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

Properties which are either unoccupied or are second homes are not eligible for this rebate

How will I get my rebate?

If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

We will make a payment of £150 to your bank account if:

  • we have successfully collected a Direct Debit payment for your Council Tax in April 2022, and
  • your bank details pass a verification check

The £150 payment will show on your bank account statement as BURY MBC followed by 7 digit number beginning with '2'.

If you do not pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

We will shortly be sending Post Office vouchers to eligible households who do not pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. The vouchers can be redeemed at any Post Office for cash, or can be used to pay your energy bills at the Post Office. More information will be available on this webpage when this happens.

The government has also announced there will be a discretionary fund for households on a low income who live in properties in Council Tax bands E to H. When the eligibility criteria have been established we will give details on this webpage.

Further information

The Energy Rebate is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

We will not cold call you to request your bank details.

The grant is provided to support all residents of the household.

Payments are made on the assumption that our Council Tax records are correct. If something changed before 1 April 2022, which we were not aware of, we may recover the money we have paid. Tell us if you have moved out of your address.

If a ratepayer provides false information to receive a payment they may be guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

Your Council Tax band is shown on the front of your bill, or you can check it at Gov.uk - Council Tax bands.


This page was updated on 25 May 2022.