If you live in a property in council tax bands A to D, you will get a £150 council tax rebate from the Government to help with the cost of living – but those who pay by direct debit will get it first.
As countries around the world come out of Covid-19 lockdowns, surging demand for energy has meant energy prices have increased.
Over the past year, the price of gas alone has quadrupled. While the problem is global, the effect is being felt by millions of households
here in the UK.
The Government announced that around 20 million households in England in council tax bands A-D will get a £150 rebate from April. The rebate will not need to be repaid.
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Corporate Services, Cllr Mark Dennett said: “Households in council tax bands A-D will receive the £150 council tax rebate.
“But it will be easier to refund people who pay by direct debit so they will get the money first. So please sign up for direct debit if you can.
If you are unsure of your council tax band, check your council tax band via your printed council tax bill or at: https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands or contact Halton Borough Council on 0151 511 7771
Councils will receive an extra £144 million to provide support to vulnerable households who may not qualify for the £150 council tax rebate. Details will follow on how to claim.
If you want to sign up for Direct Debit, please visit www.halton.gov.uk/ctaxonline or call 0151 511 7771
• This includes people on low incomes in council tax bands E-H
Martin Lewis says:
We are working how best to identify and pay those without a bank account