If you live in a property in council tax bands A to D on 1 April 2022 you may be eligible for a £150 energy payment from the Government to help with the increase in energy costs.
If you pay council tax to Fareham Borough Council the energy rebate will be administered by Fareham Borough Council. We will need to know your bank account details in order to make the payment which will be by September 2022 at the latest.
The Government have produced an information leaflet which is being sent out with your Council Tax bills. Information Leaflet (111 KB)
If you already pay your Council Tax by direct debit then you will be paid automatically into that account.
If you do not pay by direct debit, and do not wish to do so in the future, we will need your bank account details to be able to pay you. However, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US YET.
We are currently setting up a new system that allows us to capture your bank details securely and generate your rebate. If you need to use this secure service and would like us to email you when it is available, please click on the link to register your interest.
As soon as the new software is up and running we will send you a secure link which you can use to inform us of your bank account details.
All payments will be made in accordance with government requirements meaning by September 2022 at the latest. Please do not contact us before the end of July to ask when payment will be made – we will provide updates on our website as soon as this information becomes available. Thank you.
What support is the Government offering towards my energy bill?
The Government is giving £9.1 billion to households in 2022/23. This package of support comprises:
Who will receive the £150 energy payment?
If you live in a property in Council Tax bands A to D on 1 April 2022 you are eligible for a £150 council tax rebate from the Government to help with the increase in energy costs.
I already pay by Direct Debit, when will my payment be made?
If you already pay Direct Debit and your property is in Council Tax Band A to D, and we have recently taken a payment from you, we should be able to make your payment direct to your Bank Account automatically.
I don't make payment by Direct Debit, what do I need to do?
If you do not pay by direct debit, and do not wish to do so in the future, we will need your bank account details to be able to pay you; however, please do not contact us yet.
We are currently setting up a new system that allows us to capture your bank details securely and generate your rebate. If you need to use this secure service and would like us to email you when it is available,
please click on the link to register your interest.
When will you pay me?
We have 36,000 payments to make, so we cannot guarantee when individual payments will be received. The Government has said we must make all payments by 30 September 2022, but we would hope to get all payments made by 31/07/2022.
What support will people get living in Band E to H properties?
Councils can determine locally how best to make use of the discretionary funding to provide payments to other households who are energy bill payers but not covered by the Council Tax Rebate. This could include households living in property valued in bands E to H that are on income related benefits or those where the energy bill payers are not liable for council tax. We will need to develop a policy and decide the groups of households we can support.
What do I do if I haven't heard from you by the end of July?
If you haven't heard from us by 31/07/2022, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org