Thousands of residents to receive Council Tax Energy Rebate
Swift action by council teams will see £13m paid out to residents over the next week.
More than 86,000 Direct Debit customers are due to receive their £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate as Wigan Council processes payments to eligible households.
Lesley O’Halloran, Director for Customer and Culture at the council, said: “Teams from across the council have really gone above and beyond to start to deliver this support to our residents.
“This has been a huge team effort, with many services putting in extra hours to process the payments to thousands of residents as quickly as possible.”
The government announced the £150 rebate scheme to support people with the rising cost of energy bills.
Eligible households in Council Tax bands A-D will qualify for payment under the main rebate scheme, with a discretionary fund and application process for households in bands E-H opening shortly.
The council has encouraged people to look out for the rebate which will arrive in accounts over the next five to ten working days.
Lesley continued: “Please keep an eye out for the payment which will come from the council.
“We will shortly be opening up the application processes for our non-direct debit customers, after which our discretionary application process will open to provide additional support to those in need but not eligible for the main scheme.
“We will continue to do everything we can as a council to provide the much-needed help and support to our residents at this time.”
There are FAQs about the scheme and eligibility on the council’s website: www.wigan.gov.uk/EnergyGrant