WARICK and Stratford District Councils are putting necessary procedures in place to ensure that those who are eligible receive their one-off energy rebate payment well ahead of the September deadline.
This comes after the government’s announcement that most households in England in Council Tax Bands A to D will receive a £150 payment to help ease the cost of energy.
The Councils’ Revenues team who are administering the scheme expect the majority of households who pay by Direct Debit to start receiving their payment directly into their bank accounts during April and May.
Eligible residents who do not pay by Direct Debit will be contacted with the necessary information to make their claim for the rebate.
WDC spokeswoman for homes coun Jan Matecki said: “We fully appreciate that many households in our District are struggling financially with spiralling fuel bills and inflation.
“In addition to this we will shortly be announcing a discretionary scheme for residents who do not qualify under the terms of the rebate but are facing difficulties in paying their bills.”
SDC spokeswoman for homes, coun Jo Barker added: “We know many households will be facing economic hardship in the months ahead and the energy rebate schemes are recognition of that.
“It’s important that residents know help is available, and that they get their rebate fast.”
Visit https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20593/council_tax/1778/energy_bills_rebate for more information.