This is a £150 energy rebate for most households in Council Tax bands A to D (occupied properties).

This payment is not a loan and will never need to be repaid - it's just extra money to help households with their bills.

Who's eligible for the rebate

You can claim a one-off energy rebate if (on 1 April 2022) your property is:

  • someone's sole or main residence valued in Council Tax bands A to D
  • valued in band E, but has an alternative valuation band of band D, because of the disabled band reduction scheme
  • a chargeable dwelling, or in exemption classes N,S,U or W
    • N (occupied only by students)
    • S (all the occupiers are under 18 years of age)
    • U (occupiers are severely mentally impaired)
    • W (annexe occupied by dependant relative)
  • not occupied by a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.

A property that meets all the criteria, but has no Council Tax liability as a result of local Council Tax Reduction, will be eligible.

A property that has no permanent resident and is someone's second home will not be eligible.

An unoccupied property (for the purposes of calculating Council Tax) will not be eligible.

When we'll make the payment

If you pay by Direct Debit

We have now been able to process almost 95,000 payments for those who pay their council tax by Direct Debit.

If you are a Direct Debit payer and haven't received your rebate yet, this is because our automated checks have flagged an issue with your account. This could be for several different reasons, and doesn't mean you won't receive your rebate. You should receive a letter from us very soon to explain the issue with your account, and how to resolve it.

If you don't pay by Direct Debit

There are 2 ways to get the payment:

  • to your bank account
  • to your Council Tax account which will change your monthly instalments

We must check your details to make payment and to prevent fraud.

You may see an error message on the form if your name does not match the name on your Council Tax account, this may be because:

  • you're not named on the Council Tax bill
  • your name does not match the Council Tax bill

To be able to have your rebate paid to your bank, your bank account name and address must match your Council Tax name and address.

Apply for your Council Tax Energy Rebate

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need:

  • your latest Council Tax bill
  • your bank account details if you want the £150 energy rebate paid into your bank.

If you get a message on the form saying your bank check is unsuccessful and you do not want to have the rebate paid on to your Council Tax account, select the end button and do not submit the form.

It may be that your bank account details need updating, please contact your bank to do this.

If you are having problems completing the form or need your Council Tax account updating contact

Apply for Council Tax Energy Rebate
After you have applied

Your rebate will be paid into your bank account or your Council Tax account within two weeks of a successful application. If you choose to have the rebate paid onto your Council Tax account, your instalments will change, and you will be sent a new bill.

Discretionary fund

The government has also provided a discretionary fund. We are currently deciding how this fund will be used to support other households who are energy bill payers, but not covered by the energy rebate scheme. More information will be available soon.

Emergency support

If you are struggling financially whilst you wait for your £150 energy rebate payment, you may be entitled to some extra support. Please visit Local Welfare Provision.

Next steps

You do not need to take any action now. We will provide further updates here when we receive them.

Council Tax Reduction

If you are of working age and get Council Tax Reduction, you may have been awarded up to £150 towards your annual Council Tax bill from Kirklees Council for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

We understand this may have caused some confusion as it is the same amount as the energy rebate, but you may still be entitled to the Government's £150 energy rebate as well.

Be alert to scams

We've been made aware that people are receiving phonecalls or emails asking for their bank details to pay the energy rebate.

This is a scam. We will not request any bank details from you, and no online application forms are available yet. Please do not give out your bank details, and wait for the application form to be available on the Kirklees website.

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