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Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme - please read carefully before submitting an application.

On 3rd February 2022, the Government announced the introduction of the £150 rebate for households in England in council tax bands A to D, known as the Council Tax Energy Rebate.

To provide some immediate relief for rising energy costs, while targeting those most likely to require support, Cheltenham Borough Council has been asked to provide a £150 one-off payment to a liable council tax payer (or a person who would otherwise be liable where the property is exempt) for every household that occupies a property which meets the scheme conditions.

This form is provided to capture the information required by the Council to verify and make these rebate payments. Please follow the instructions carefully and ensure that information entered is checked to ensure it is correct. This will enable us to administer the payment without having to come back to you with more questions.

Where an energy rebate payment is issued, the person/s that according to the Council's records were the taxpayer in respect of the property on 1st April 2022 are eligible to receive the rebate. Where the Council has reason to believe that the information we hold about the taxpayer is inaccurate we may withhold payment.

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You must have the following information available when you make your application:

•Your seven digit council tax account reference which is displayed on your 2022-23 bill. The bill must cover the date of 1 April 2022

• Your bank account number and sort code which must correspond to the liable person on the council tax account. This must be the bank account of the council tax liable person who is completing this application. Please double check to ensure that the details have been entered correctly. Applications with incorrect details will be rejected and no payment made.

• Your bank statement clearly displaying the name, address, account number and sort code which will need to be uploaded. This must be the bank account of the council tax liable person who is completing this application. We do not need to see transactions on the statement. This statement must correspond with the details entered on this application.

The on line application will not allow you to proceed if you do not provide this information. If the bank statement does not display the required information it will delay the application being processed and we may need to ask you to supply more information.

You will be required to self-certify that on 1st April 2022, you were a liable Council Tax payer (or would have been if your property wasn't exempt) and were in occupation at the property address.

Please enter your email address on the on line form. When the application is submitted you will be sent an email confirming receipt of the application. The Government specifies that checks are carried out to validate the bank account. These checks can take up to 15 working days to complete.

Please do not contact us in the meantime. Our energy rebate team will be working hard over the coming weeks to ensure that the applications are processed quickly so that the payment can be sent to eligible households.

Provided the bank account checks are successful, payment will be made by BACS to your bank account. The council tax energy rebate will not have to be repaid unless we subsequently establish that it was obtained fraudulently or paid in error.

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