Energy rebate payments available to more households July 2022

Energy rebate payments available to more households

Tewkesbury Borough Council is extending its energy rebate scheme to help even more households with the increasing costs of their energy bills.

The council is now inviting applications for its discretionary energy rebate scheme from low-income households in council tax bands E-H who were not eligible for the core energy rebate scheme.

The government funding for this discretionary scheme is limited, so all applications will be carefully assessed and prioritised. Successful applicants will receive their rebate – up to £150 per household – in the form of a one-off payment.

Councillor Robert Vines, lead member for finance and asset management, said: “I’m delighted that this discretionary rebate scheme will enable us to provide even more households with help towards the rising costs of their energy bills.

“Our energy rebate team will be working extremely hard to process all applications in order that eligible households receive their rebate as quickly as possible.”

The following low-income households have been identified as eligible for the discretionary scheme and will receive the payment directly into their bank accounts automatically – provided the council already holds up-to-date bank account details. These households will receive a letter informing them of this automatic payment.

  • Those in bands E-H in receipt of Council Tax Reduction on 1 April 2022.
  • Those in bands F-H who are eligible for Disabled Band Reduction on 1 April 2022.
  • Those that include people considered to be particularly affected by increased energy costs, for example the severely mentally impaired, care leavers or elderly dependent relatives.

Applications from all other households should be submitted by 31 July.

To apply, visit Council tax energy rebate — Tewkesbury Borough Council. If you require any assistance completing the application form, call 01684 272111.