Eligible residents can decide how they want to receive their £150 Energy Rebate

Monday, 16 May, 2022

£150 Energy Rebate payments are ready for the 31,000 East Hampshire households in bands A to D that are eligible for the payment. Residents in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief are also eligible. There are a few ways they can receive their rebate.

24,000 customers who pay by direct debit (whose details matched the information on East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) files) have already been issued with their payment, totalling £3.6million.

Residents who do not pay their council tax by direct debit can now complete an online form to claim the rebate through the EHDC website. Eligible households are being sent letters over the next couple of weeks with information on additional support to apply (if needed).

Payments may take up to 21 days as bank checks are carried out.

On 26 June, the online form will close and any eligible households who cannot be paid the rebate directly will have a £150 deduction applied to their council tax bill, and a new bill issued.

Councillor Charles Louisson, EHDC portfolio holder for Finance, said:

“We understand just how much households are feeling the squeeze from increased energy bills, and the council tax rebate is designed to help with these.”

“Every eligible home will receive the rebate; we just want to know how you as a resident want to receive it.

“I encourage anyone who is struggling with their energy costs to apply online now, and we’ll get the payment to you as soon as we can.”

Find out more on the EHDC website.