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Update on Energy Bill Rebate payments for Nottingham residents

Good news – Nottingham City Council has begun making the £150 Energy Bill Rebate payments starting with households who pay their Council Tax by direct debit on the first of the month.  To date we have made around 25,000 payments.

If you pay by direct debit and you haven’t had your payment yet, it will arrive in your bank in due course.

If you pay your Council Tax by another method and we don’t hold your bank account details, or if we have been unable to verify your bank account,  we will be writing to you soon with information about how to apply.  Please wait to receive the letter from us and continue to check the website for updates. We know it’s a difficult time and the £150 is so needed, so our teams are working as fast as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Advice and support for anyone struggling financially is available from Citizens Advice and Money Saving Expert

 


Who will qualify?

Properties that are your main home and banded A-D or Band E with a disabled relief. Find out what band you are in. Second homes and unoccupied properties are excluded.

Properties that are exempt from Council Tax but will still qualify for the rebate include:

  • Students
  • Severely Mentally Impaired
  • Occupied Annexe
  • Occupied by persons under the age of 18

The dwelling you occupy has a council tax band on 1st April 2022. 

How will I receive the rebate?

For people who pay council tax by direct debit, in most cases, the rebate will go directly into bank accounts. Please do not contact us to chase payment, we will get it to you as soon as possible. 

If you do not pay by direct debit we will be writing to you soon with information about how to apply.  

Why isn’t the £150 rebate showing on my Council Tax bill?

The payment will be paid to directly into your bank account if you pay by Direct Debit and will not show on your bill as a reduction in the amount you pay. If you do not pay your council tax by Direct Debit, we will contact you to arrange payment. You must pay your Council Tax amount as stated on the bill. 

What if I am not eligible?

A fund has been provided to Councils to help lower income households who may not qualify for the Energy Bill Rebate. This will include households who are on lower incomes or in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) and who are in higher than band D property.

Further information on this discretionary fund will be available on this webpage in the coming weeks.

What other support is available for households with their energy bills?

The government announced a £200 discount on energy bills this autumn for domestic electricity customers in Great Britain. This will be paid back automatically over the next 5 years being spread over equal payments.