Council tax energy rebate payment
You can get a one-off payment of £150 as part of a government package to help with rising energy bills. You do not need to pay this back.
If you have not received the £150 into your bank account, you will need to apply online.
Who is eligible
- You must be liable for the council tax at the property on the 1 April 2022.
- Be in council tax band A - D (or band E if a disabled band reduction applies).
- The property must be your main home.
- Some properties which are exempt from council tax will receive the rebate – Class N (homes occupied by students), S (persons under 18), U ( severely mentally impaired) or W (annexes occupied by dependant relative).
Second homes and empty properties will not be eligible.
We can now confirm that payments of £150 have been made to all eligible direct debit accounts on 31 May 2022 and these payments will show in bank accounts within the next five working days.
How to apply
You will need to register for an account and must ensure you have the following to hand before starting the process.
- Council tax account reference number (starts with a 6 and can be found on your council tax bill).
- Property reference (this can be obtained via the Valuation Office Agency. Search using your postcode, select your property from the list and make a note of the local authority reference number).
- Bank account details for payment to be made to.
Once you have the information listed above, you can apply for your energy rebate.
The closing date for the application is 31 August 2022.
Completing the online application will enable us to make your payment as quickly as possible. However, if you are unable to access this online, our council tax contact centre will be able to support you in completing your application. You can contact the team on 020 8753 6681. Please be aware we are experiencing high call volumes in respect of this at the moment but there is an option on the telephone line to request a call back.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council are currently employing the services of a third party organisation, Ascendant Solutions, to assist with the administration of the Council Tax Energy Rebate. We have shared certain data with Ascendant Solutions and as this is a statutory duty, is covered under our data protection privacy notice (see more detail below).
- Council tax energy rebate privacy notice
This notice has been issued in accordance with Schedule 2 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and Reg 19 of the Council Tax (Admin & Enforcement Regs) 1992 as amended. Any information we hold about you will be used for the purposes of billing, collection, recovery of council tax and for the council to carry out and perform its statutory duties which may include sharing information with internal departments and other organisations for this purpose as well as for the prevention and detection of crime and fraud.
Your information may also be shared and used by other internal departments details of which can be found on our main privacy notice webpage.
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, in accordance with the above notice, are currently employing the services of a third party organisation, Ascendant Solutions, to assist with the administration of the Council Tax Energy Rebate. We have shared certain data with Ascendant Solutions and as this is a statutory duty, is covered under the above privacy notice.
Set your Direct Debit up today: Direct debit online form.
We are still designing our Discretionary Scheme and will update this page when it is ready and the criteria has been agreed.
You can check your council tax band here: Check your Council Tax band - GOV.UK.
A copy of the full guidance can be found here: Support for energy bills - the council tax rebate 2022-23: billing authority guidance - GOV.UK.
Please do not give your bank details to anyone over the phone for the rebate scheme saying they are calling from Hammersmith & Fulham Council. We will not be contacting you by phone to request your bank details. If you are unable to engage with us digitally, we will be putting a system in place for you to contact us directly.