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In the news: How to claim your £150 energy rebate

Basildon Council will shortly begin to issue payments to Direct Debit customers who are eligible for the government's £150 energy rebate. Those who do not pay their council tax by Direct Debit can apply from Wednesday 4 May.

Energy rebate - social media graphic

Energy rebate - social media graphic
On 3 February 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced two schemes to help with rising energy bills:

  • a one-off payment of £150 to households in Council Tax Bands A-D, who are not exempt from Council Tax
  • a Discretionary Rebate scheme for those who need help with their energy bills but are not eligible

Arrangements for these payments have now been formally agreed at a meeting of the Urgent Decision and Staffing Matters Committee on Thursday 28 April 2022.

Payments for those who pay their council tax by Direct Debit are expected to be in bank accounts from Friday 6 May. An application form for those who do not pay their council tax by Direct Debit will be online from Wednesday 4 May.

[Note: this government scheme has now closed]

This page is regularly updated to include the latest information on:

  • eligibility criteria
  • application form for non Direct Debit customers
  • discretionary scheme for customers not eligible for the rebate


Published on Thursday 28 April 2022