Energy rebate

Energy rebate payments

These payments are intended to reduce the burden on households created by rapidly rising energy prices over the last year.

Residents do not need to make an application for an energy rebate. 

We have now made energy rebate payments of £150 directly into bank accounts for over 16,000 households who pay their council tax by direct debit. 

We have also issued a Post Office Payment Voucher to eligible households who have not yet received the payment directly in their bank account. 

The vouchers were sent to customers directly from the Post Office. To protect you against fraud the Post Office will require proof of identity for you to cash the voucher. Details are given in the letter you received from the Post Office. 

Who will receive the £150 energy rebate payment?

If you were liable to pay Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A – D* on 1 April 2022 and it is your main home, you will receive a £150 energy rebate payment from the Government. 

*Or you live in a property which is in band E, and the property contains facilities for a disabled person so that your council tax charge is adjusted to the band D level.

You will also be eligible to receive the energy rebate payment if you were exempt from paying Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A-D on 1 April 2022 because

  • you are a student (class N),
  • you are under 18 (class S),
  • you have a severe mental impairment (class U) or
  • you have an annex occupied by a dependent relative (class W)

This rebate does not need to be repaid.

If your property is empty or a second home, you will not be eligible for a rebate. 

I don’t meet the requirements above, is there a discretionary fund?

A small amount of funding is available to support households who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the main scheme (above), but who need additional help with their energy bills. The Council is now implementing a discretionary energy rebate scheme, as follows.  

  • Residents in council tax bands A to D who are eligible to receive the £150 energy rebate payment and who are in receipt of Council Tax Support, will receive an additional £25 energy rebate payment.
  • Residents who receive Council Tax Support and who were eligible to pay Council Tax on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £175.
  • Residents who were exempt from paying Council Tax (for reason codes N, S, U and W – see explanations above) on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £150.

You will not need to make an application for the discretionary payment.  We will write to you if we need more information from you.    

How can I find out more?

We will put the latest information on this webpage.

There is information available to view on the government’s website.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties and are struggling to pay your council tax, please contact us for help and advice on (01629) 818222 or by email to revenues@derbyshiredales.gov.uk.