Council tax direct debit payers to get Government £150 energy rebate automatically

Council Tax
13:05, Thursday, 17th March 2022

Tens of thousands of households across North Lincolnshire will be automatically paid £150 Government-funded council tax rebate.

Householders living in council tax bands A to D are eligible for the rebate as part of a £9bn package from Government to help spread the cost of rising energy bills.

It comes after North Lincolnshire Council agreed to ensure 1,200 pensioners across the area would be getting a £75 cash boost to help with the cost of living.

The first tranche of payments will go automatically to the circa 50,000 residents in North Lincolnshire who already pay their council tax by direct debit – with payments being paid into bank accounts from mid-May.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This timely rebate will assist some 70,000 households across North Lincolnshire.

“It is part of a number of measures which the Government is supporting us with which will build stronger communities as we emerge from the pandemic.

“It is important people get their cash as soon as possible, so signing up for a direct debit means we will have your bank details to hand ready for when the payments are made.”

The payments are being made in May after bank account details have been verified by direct debits having been made in April.

Anyone who does not pay by direct debit can sign up quickly and easily over the phone by calling 0300 3030164 (option 5).

Make sure you have your council tax account reference number from your bill and your bank account details to hand.

Alternatively, you can print out this form from our website and send it to the address on the form or email counciltax@northlincs.gov.uk

Once the direct debit has been set up and a first payment collected, the rebate can be made.

Anyone who continues to pay their council tax by other methods will be contacted with details of how they will receive the rebate. For more information, go to the energy rebate section of our website.