Council Tax energy rebate

£150 Council Tax energy rebate

The government has asked councils to make one-off payments of £150 to eligible households between April and September this year. This is a part of the government’s initiative to help households with rising energy costs. The government are providing a £150 Council Tax energy rebate for households in property Bands A to D.

If you're not in a band A to D and still need help, there will be some further funding available to help households who do not qualify under this main scheme. When we have more information, we will publish the details here.

Find out more with the government's Council Tax rebate information leaflet (PDF).

Council Tax energy rebate for Council Tax bands A to D

If you are a householder occupying a property in bands A to D on 1 April 2022, you will qualify for this energy rebate, unless the property is exempt, for example, because it is a second home or unoccupied.

You must be liable for the Council Tax bill at the property to be eligible for the energy rebate. If you receive 100% Council Tax reduction, you are still entitled to the energy rebate and can set up a Direct Debit to get it paid directly to you.

When and how will I receive the payment?

Mandatory payments for (Bands A to D and band E receiving Disability Relief)Date of payment
Step 1: Direct Debit payersBetween 5 May and 13 May
Step 2: Application onlineBetween mid-May and the end of June
Step 3: Post-Office cash voucherJuly - end of August
Step 4: £150 credited to your Council Tax accountDuring September
Discretionary scheme stageTo be confirmed but payments will be made by 30 November

Direct Debit payers

Residents who pay their Council Tax by direct debit will receive their energy rebate first. Once the first Council Tax payment for 2022/23 is paid, we will use those details to process the payment straight into your bank account.

Payments are being made from 5 May. Those that pay their Direct Debit on the first of the month will receive their payment first. Please allow 3 working days for the money to reach your account.

Payment will only be made if a successful instalment to pay your Council Tax has already been claimed.

Payments will be generated in batches over the next few days for all Direct Debit payers, so please do not contact us for payments at this stage.

Non-Direct Debit payers

If you do not pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, we will write to you very soon to invite you to claim your £150 payment online.

Paying by Direct Debit

If you don’t already pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, now is good time to sign up. Paying by Direct Debit takes away the hassle of having to make your payment each month and also means your energy rebate will be paid to you quickly.

Pay Council Tax by Direct Debit

Do I still need to pay my Council Tax Bill?

The energy rebate does not mean you don't need to pay your Council Tax bill - you must continue to pay your Council Tax bill by the amounts and on the dates shown on your bill.

Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme

If you're in band E to H, there will be some further funding available to help households who do not qualify under the main scheme. When we have more information, we will publish the details here.

How will I know which band my property is in?

If you don’t know which band your property is in, you can find it on your latest Council Tax bill or Check your Council Tax band with the Valuations Office.

If you think your property Council Tax band needs reviewing, you will need to contact the Valuation Office, where you can Challenge your Council Tax band.

Bogus callers - fraud awareness

Do not provide your bank details to anyone calling you claiming to be from Enfield Council and asking for your bank details. We will not be calling you to ask for these details. We will update the details on how to apply here.

For any queries on the Energy Rebate scheme, please email quoting your Council Tax account number in the subject heading.