Fylde residents eligible for the £150 Energy Rebate who did not sign up for Direct Debit will from next week start receiving letters showing them how to claim.
The letters allow for households in Council Tax bands A to D to visit any post office and pick up a cash payment upon presentation of the letter and the specified proofs of identity.
The energy rebate payments were announced by the Government earlier this year as part of a package of measures to help people manage the rise in household energy bills, as well as the general increase in the cost of living.
Councillor Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, said: “Fylde Council are working in partnership with the Post Office to ensure that this relief reaches eligible ratepayers as soon as possible. The first stage of the scheme to refund all direct debit payers in Bands A to D is complete and now we want to make sure the second stage of reaching all those who don’t pay by direct debit is done quickly and conveniently. As soon as you receive a letter, please take it with the relevant ID to your nearest Post Office to claim your money.”
The 20,929 eligible households across Fylde that had by Friday 25 March signed up to pay Council Tax by Direct Debit have already received their energy rebate payment, and these letters will be sent out in two batches to all 7,531 eligible households within the next two weeks.
Details of discretionary schemes for those in other Council Tax bands, or who are otherwise exempt, are still being developed. Make sure to follow Fylde Council on our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter for the latest news.
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