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Areas In The UK Are Getting £150 Council Tax Rebates This Week

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Areas In The UK Are Getting £150 Council Tax Rebates This Week

Payments from the government's £150 Council Tax Rebate scheme are expected to continue arriving into next week.

The payment is a one-time handout that has been established to try and help UK households cope with the cost of living crisis, and specifically energy prices, which have soared this month.

The date you receive the money depends on which local council area you live in and how recently you paid your last council tax bill.

However, the payouts are expected to begin this coming week.

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Councils have revealed a £150 council tax rebate to help households with the cost of living crisis. Credit: Alamy
Councils have revealed a £150 council tax rebate to help households with the cost of living crisis. Credit: Alamy

Roughly 80% of households are expected to receive the cash rebate.

You're eligible for the rebate if you live in buildings in council tax bands A to D, and the sum is not required to be repaid.

The process will be accelerated for those who pay their council tax by direct debit because the cash will be transferred directly into the same bank account.

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The government website states: "Higher than expected global energy and goods prices following the pandemic have already led to an unavoidable increase in the cost of living across the world. The government understands the pressures people are facing and has put a package of support in place worth over £22 billion in 2022-23, to help with the cost of energy bills and to ensure people keep more of their money.

"As part of its targeted response to rising energy bills, the government has introduced a £150 council tax rebate. This will mean that council tax costs will not rise for the majority of people, including those on the lowest incomes."

On Wednesday, 20 April, 30,000 residents in Hull were told that the first batch of payouts were being processed by Hull Council.

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The following day, council tax rebates were paid out to residents in the West Midlands.

As per the Coventry Telegraph, cash has also been received by roughly 23,000 residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

The council noted residents had paid their latest council tax bill on 1 April by direct debit.

The cash will take longer to go into accounts if the tax was paid at a later date.

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Yesterday, payments were announced as having been processed by Knowsley Council.

Stockton-on-Tees households have been told to look out for a reference 'SBC - COUNCIL TAX' on payments which should have entered their accounts today.

The council for Barnet, North London, is set to confirm when payments will go out today, 22 April.

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By the end of the month, residents under York Council who are eligible for the £150 grant should have received their payout.

Next week, payments are set to begin for those under the Forest of Dean District Council.

Payments won't just take place in April but May too.

You can check your local council's website for updates.

You'll have to get in touch with the council directly to actively apply for the rebate if you don't have a direct debit set up.

However, residents have also been warned to keep an eye out for scammers who could use the payout as a way to try and target people.

Claims for rebate can be processed up until 30 September 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News

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