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Newark and Sherwood District Council release important update on the energy bill rebate and discretionary funding



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Newark and Sherwood District Council have outlined who will receive the Energy Bills Rebate.

The rebate is a £150 one-off payment to be made directly to a household in council tax bands A to D and to those who live in band E properties who receive a disabled band reduction.

It does not have to be re-paid.

Castle House. (51541315)
Castle House. (51541315)

For those who pay their council tax by direct debit, the council will be able to pay this automatically into these resident’s bank accounts over the next two to three weeks if the name of the direct debit is the same name as the council tax payer and a payment has already been made this year.

For those who do not pay by direct debit, or where he name of the direct debit is not the same name as the council tax payer, the council will be sending out letters in the next two to three weeks inviting these residents to apply via an online application form.

This letter will contain the link needed to access the application form. If residents do not complete the form, the council cannot issue the rebate to those individuals.

In addition to this, the council has been provided with discretionary funding. In Newark and Sherwood this funding will support households in receipt of council tax support.

This means that, residents on council tax support in bands E to H will receive £150, and residents on council tax support in bands A to D (and band E where disabled band reduction is awarded) will receive an additional £28 to the £150 rebate.

The discretionary funding will be paid in the same way as outlined for direct debit and non-direct debit payers.

More information can be found on the council's website www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/counciltax/.

If after the next two to three weeks, any residents have any questions about this, please contact customer services at Newark and Sherwood District Council via an online web chat available on their website. Alternatively, you can email customerservices@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk or call 01636 650 000.



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