This scheme has now closed
This scheme closed on Friday 9 September 2022.
The government has announced a package of support known as the Energy Bills Rebate to help households with rising energy bills in 2022 to 2023.
This includes a £150 non-repayable rebate for households in England in council tax bands A to D, known as the Council Tax Energy Rebate.
Council Tax Energy Rebate - main scheme
Who is eligible
This rebate will only apply to a household that occupies a property which meets all of the following criteria on 1 April 2022.
1. Valued in band A to D
The property must be valued in council tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme. Retrospective amendments to the band will not be included.
2. Your main residence
The property must be your sole or main residence.
The person who is liable to pay the council tax (or would be, if the property was not exempt) is not a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.
Who is not eligible
The following properties are not eligible:
- properties in bands E or higher
- properties which have no permanent resident
- empty or unoccupied properties
- second homes
Council Tax Energy Rebate - discretionary scheme
Bracknell Forest Councillors have agreed to make payments to residents who are:
- in council tax bands E to H who receive council tax support - £150 to mirror the main scheme
- care leavers aged 18 to 25 previously looked after by Bracknell Forest - £50
- in receipt of an income-based council tax reduction (previously known as Council tax benefit) but not in receipt of other benefits (including Universal Credit, tax credits and pension credit) which would qualify them for the national £650 cost of living payment - £120 as a top up to other support received