Council Tax Information

Energy Bills And Council Tax Rebate 2022/23

On 3rd February 2022, The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a new support package “to help households with rising energy bills”:

Government Support For Energy Bills & Cost Of Living - Factsheets (opens in a separate window)

Two of these initiatives will be administered by the Council. These are:

  • £150 Rebate for all households in Council Tax bands A-D, where they are resident and liable for Council Tax on 1 April 2022. This will be a payment of £150 payment to each household and not a reduction to their Council Tax Bill.
  • A Local Authority discretionary fund of £144m to help lower income households who are in higher than band D properties.  Erewash’s share of this will be £184,950.

Further information, including details on how to apply can be found on our Energy Rebate page.

Adult Social Care

For adult social care authorities, council tax bills show two percentage changes: one for the overall change attributable to the adult social care precept, and one for the part attributable to general expenditure.

Adult social care authorities are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

These authorities have the option to charge an additional precept on its council tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this option in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.

Direct Debit

Just under 70 per cent of our customers pay their bills by direct debit.  To set up a direct debit complete a form on My Erewash.

Online Payments

You can also pay online without a My Erewash account using a debit or credit card via our Capita Online Payments website.

Telephone payments using a debit/credit card

You can pay by phone on our automated Card Payment Line: 0115 9072222. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

What exactly is Council Tax?

Council Tax is the system of local taxation used in England, Scotland and Wales to part fund the services provided by local government in each country.  It was introduced in 1993 by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as a successor to the unpopular Community Charge. The basis for the tax is residential property, with discounts, reliefs and exemptions.

The Valuation Office Agency, which is part of HM Revenues & Customs, has valued all the domestic property in the country. Each property has been placed in one of eight valuation bands which range from A to H and reflect the estimated market value for which the property might reasonably have been sold on the open market on 1 April 1991.

The The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities  has published Paying the right level of Council Tax: a plain English guide to Council Tax (opens in a separate window)