The Government has recently announced measures to help households with rising energy bills, including a £150 council tax energy rebate. This means that households in bands A to D will be eligible and all payments will be processed by your local council.
We would now urge people to sign up to pay their council tax by direct debit as those who pay their council tax by direct debit will receive a £150 one-off amount, paid directly into their bank account. However, those who pay by another method could see this rebate payment delayed.
A joint statement from Portfolio Holders for Finance, Councillor Jonathan Noble, Boston Borough Council, Councillor Richard Fry, East Lindsey District Council, and Councillor Peter Coupland, South Holland District Council said: “We really want to be able to process these payments as quickly as possible so to help us and you if you don’t already pay by direct debit please sign up at your earliest convenience.
“We have seen many articles by Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, who supports this payment method and says it is the easiest, safest and securest way of paying your council tax and the quickest way of getting your rebate by April 2022.”
Please note that this payment is not repayable, if you get the money, it’s yours.
To set up your council tax by direct debit, please visit your local council’s website
If anyone chooses to continue to pay Council Tax in another way they will need to apply for the £150 energy rebate payment. An application form will be made available on the council’s website. Further details will be issued as the scheme is developed.