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Council tax rebate to help with your energy bills

To help households with rising energy costs, the Government announced earlier this year a £150 council tax rebate (payment) for households in bands A to D. The main energy rebate has now ended.

Please note

Any uncashed or expired post office vouchers have been cancelled and the payment of £150 credited to the relevant customer’s council tax account.

Under the main scheme, we have paid 125,013 households, to the value of £18,751,950 in total.

The discretionary energy rebate scheme runs until 30 November 2022.

I did not qualify for the £150. Can I still get help?

We will pay you a Discretionary Energy Rebate of £150 if your property is too large to qualify and:

  • you received council tax support, or
  • a qualifying discount or exemption in the last year (2021-2022).

If you meet the above criteria but have not received your payment, please contact us at energyrebate@leicester.gov.uk.

Applications for Discretionary Energy Rebates are now open if you:

  • Are an energy bill payer in a shared property with a non-resident landlord – you will need to apply and provide your energy bill as evidence, or;
  • Occupy a Band A-D property but were not resident there on 1 April – you will need to apply and show that you have not already received (or are eligible for) a rebate for any previous property, in Leicester or elsewhere.

How do I apply for discretionary energy rebate?

See our policy at the top of this page for details.

The discretionary fund is a limited grant, once this money has been awarded the scheme will end.

How will I be paid if I qualify?

  • If you pay by direct debit, you will have been paid automatically into your bank account.
  • If you pay by another method, we will credit your council tax account to the first person named on your council tax bill. You can exchange the voucher for £150 cash at your chosen post office.

What do I do if I am not eligible, but you have sent me the payment?

Tell us immediately by emailing energyrebate@leicester.gov.uk.

Please make sure that any communication you receive is from leicester.gov.uk or the post office before providing any payment details.

You can view your council tax information, apply for direct debits and manage your payments online:

Beware of scams

We are asking our residents to be aware of scam callers and not to share their bank details in order to receive £150 payment. Please do not give your bank details to anyone claiming to be from the council. We will never contact you to ask for your bank details by phone, text or e-mail.