The council is currently in the process of issuing the rebate payment of £150 – introduced to help households with rising energy bills - to eligible households in Warrington.
The rebate, which does not have to be repaid, is available to anyone residing in properties in council tax bands A-D. The council has already automatically paid the £150 to nearly all Warrington households who pay their council tax by direct debit.
However, those who do not pay their council tax by direct debit need to complete an application form to claim their rebate. There are still a large number of households in Warrington who have not completed this form, and risk missing out on the rebate.
If you are eligible for the rebate but have not yet claimed it, you can do so by visiting warrington.gov.uk/rebate, which provides a range of information about the payment. Here, you can complete the application form, which asks you to provide:
• Your council tax reference number
• Bank account details, if you want the £150 to be paid into your bank account
It also recommended that you provide an email address, so you can receive a confirmation email when your form has been submitted, and so the council can contact you if any further information is required.
Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for finance, Cllr Cathy Mitchell, said: “We’ve been working hard to provide the energy rebate to everyone who pays their council tax by direct debit, and I’m pleased that almost all households who pay in this way have now received their £150.
“However, we know that there are still thousands of households who will not receive the rebate automatically, and who have not yet applied. If you are in a council tax Band A-D property, you are entitled to this payment, and we want to make sure you get it.
“Our online application form is quick and easy to complete and will enable us to get your money to you as quickly as possible. Make sure you apply, so you don’t miss out.”
If you have tried to complete an application form and are experiencing issues – or for any other questions about the rebate – please email email@example.com