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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.

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

The discretionary energy rebate scheme runs until 30 November 2022. The scheme sets out that all payments must be made by the end of November and we are unable to make payments after this date.

We will have issued all of the funding by 30 November based on those applications already received and those households due a payment. Therefore with less than one week left to go we are not accepting any new applications.

If you have already applied and are awaiting payment please email us at
energyrebate@leicester.gov.uk

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


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 email.