Energy Bills Rebate
Updated 14 May 2022
Please be aware that we are unable to respond to individual queries about the Energy Bills Rebate at this time.
Providing your bank details
If you have received a letter from us - please click the button below and complete the online form to give us your bank details to receive the payment.
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If you don't have a letter yet - please see below for more information.
What is the Energy Bills Rebate?
The Government has announced support for households with the rising cost of energy bills by providing a £150 one-off payment that does not need to be repaid.
Households are eligible where, on 1 April 2022, they are liable for Council Tax on a property that is in Council Tax bands A to D, and which they live in as their main home.
Where the occupants of a property in bands A to D are exempt from Council Tax on 1 April 2022, they are eligible if the property falls into one of the following classes of exemption:
- Class N (students - other than Houses in Multiple Occupation for Council Tax purposes)
- Class S (under 18s)
- Class U (people with a severe mental impairment)
- Class W (annexes occupied by a dependent relative).
Your Council Tax bill will tell you the reason for any exemption.
Within Dacorum, this means that we will be making about 45,000 payments to residents.
How will I receive my payment?
We have already made more than 27,000 Energy Bills Rebate payments to residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. Unfortunately, there are a few hundred residents who pay by Direct Debit where we have not been able to confirm all the conditions for receiving the rebate, and so we have not been able to send a payment yet.
If you do not pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, or if you do but we haven't been able to send you a payment automatically, we will write to you telling you how to provide bank details to us.
When will you write to me?
We are currently sending out letters to eligible residents and expect that they should all be received by Friday 20 May 2022.
You will need to complete a short online application form so that we can verify you and your bank account details. If you do not provide bank account information, or if we are unable to verify the account information you give to us, then we will credit £150 to your Council Tax account later in the year instead of sending the money to you now.
We are making plans for a discretionary scheme, to help certain residents in Bands E to H, which will be announced by mid June. We do not have any further details at this time.