Published: Monday, 8th Aug 2022

There is still time for eligible household across Bolton to claim their council tax energy rebate, with thousands of residents yet to apply for their £150 payment.

Earlier this year, the government announced that one-off payments would be made to people registered to pay council tax whose homes are in bands A to D.

The scheme is designed to help with the rising cost of energy and the money does not need to be repaid.

So far, Bolton Council has processed £14,650,000 in payments to a total of 97,662 households.

However, 12,280 Bolton households have not yet made a claim.

Residents who do not pay their council tax by Direct Debit need to complete a quick and easy online form available on the Bolton Council website.

The £150 can be paid directly into a bank account or credited to a council tax account.

Bolton Council Leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, said:

“The cost-of-living crisis is affecting us all and the rebate scheme is designed to help towards the rising cost of energy bills.

“Many of our residents do not use Direct Debit to pay their council tax, which means we just need some additional information before we can process their payment.

“It is quick and easy to do, just visit the council website and follow the link on the homepage to claim your payment.”

Phone support and face-to-face sessions are available for residents who are unable to access the council website.

A discretionary scheme will be made available to support vulnerable people on low incomes who do not pay or are exempt from council tax, or whose properties are in bands E to H.

Further details of this scheme will be confirmed at a later date.