If you live in a property in council tax bands A to D and are responsible for council tax, or you receive Council Tax Support and live in a property in council tax bands A to H, you will receive a one-off government-funded £150 Energy Rebate payment to help with rising energy bills. This does not need to be paid back. Depending on your circumstances, you’ll either receive the payment into your bank account, you’ll receive a letter to collect the cash from the Post Office or you’ll need to apply. See below for more information.
This is also available to those who live in a property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D as a result of the Disabled Band Reduction Scheme.
In addition to the Energy Rebate payment, if you’re struggling financially, you may also be eligible to apply for an extra payment through the Discretionary Payment Scheme.
How you will get the Energy Rebate payment
- If you pay council tax by direct debit and live in bands A to D (or live in bands A to H and receive Council Tax Support), you should have received the £150 payment into your bank account along with a confirmation email from email@example.com. If you pay council tax by direct debit but haven’t received the payment, it’s because you recently set up a direct debit or because we couldn’t verify your details so you’ll need to apply for the ‘Council Tax Rebate main scheme’ at camden.gov.uk/energyrebate – applications are open now.
- If you receive Council Tax Support and live in a property in council tax bands A to H, unless you pay council tax by direct debit, you should have received a letter with a code to collect the money from the Post Office. Please keep an eye out for the letter and do not throw it away because you’ll need it to collect the money. You will need to take photographic proof of identity when collecting the payment from your local Post Office.
- If you are eligible and do not pay by direct debit or receive Council Tax Support, or if you pay council tax via direct debit but haven't received the payment directly into your bank account, you will need to apply for it online or in person. You must apply by 1 August 2022.
To apply, you will need to register for an account on the grants portal, and:
- Your ‘property reference number’ – also called a local authority ref number’ which can be found on a letter we may have sent to invite you to apply for the Energy Rebate payment or you can search for it at tax.service.gov.uk/check-council-tax-band/search
- Your unique council tax reference (from your last council tax bill)
- Photographic proof of identity
- Recent bank statement
- Proof of address (such as a utility bill)
Residents who don’t have access to the internet can call 020 7974 4444 (option 9) to book an appointment at our offices at 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG.
There is one £150 Energy Rebate payment per household, with the exception of tenants in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) who can apply for £50 each through the Discretionary Payment Scheme if you can show you contribute directly to energy bills.
Empty/second homes or non-resident landlords will not receive payments.
Payments will not be made to any third parties without the consent of the responsible council tax payer. Any payments subsequently found to have been paid in error will be required to be paid back.
Anyone who provides false information or makes false representation in order to benefit from the Energy Rebate payment or discretionary scheme may be guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.