Thousands of people from across North Lincolnshire will receive their £150 council tax energy rebate from today.
As the first run of payments goes out, almost 40,000 households in council tax bands A to D which pay by direct debit will automatically receive the cash, with the money starting to hit banks this morning.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This support from Government to help people with the global inflationary pressures in the energy market will make a big difference.
“I am pleased so many families across the area will have this cash in their bank account. It is £6m from Government which will be spent locally, the impact will be significant for individual families and more widely across North Lincolnshire in shops, pubs and other businesses.
“It is just part of a vast array of support available to help people, such as hundreds of pounds for free school meals, the thousands of pounds available for childcare, council tax reductions, pension credit and winter fuel bill payments.”
Council taxpayers in households in council tax bands A to D who did not pay their council tax by direct debit in April will receive a letter informing them how to securely provide their bank details later this month.
Payments to direct debit holders and the letters to those not on direct debit will be sent automatically, eligible households do not need to contact the council.
Please be aware of scams – the council will not contact people over the phone to ask for bank details.
For more information visit the council tax energy rebate page of our website.