Thousands of payments have been made to Erewash residents eligible for a £150 council tax rebate from the government to help with the cost of energy bills.

The majority of rebates have now been paid to those who pay by direct debit, with a total of £4,847,550 paid to 32,317 households. The next phase will see payments made to those who do not pay by direct debit. Information on when applications will be open for these residents will be available on the council’s website from 28 May 2022.

Councillor Wayne Major, Lead Member for Resources, says:

“The council has been working extremely hard to get these payments out to people as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our next focus will be on those who do not pay by direct debit and we hope to have these rebates in people’s bank accounts as soon as is possible.”

Council Executive also approved discretionary payments for people who do not qualify for the rebate at a meeting on 7 June. The government has granted £184,950 to Erewash Borough Council to provide additional support as it deems appropriate. It is proposed that this will include those living in a band E to H property who receive Council Tax Support.

More information can be found on the energy bill rebate page.