Are you in a household with children and in receipt of Council Tax Reduction?
Additional funding from the Discretionary Energy Rebate scheme has enabled Fylde Council to allocate £115.20 to every Fylde household with children and in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, also known as council tax support.
This money has been credited to your council tax account, reducing the amount you need to pay. You can ask for this money to be transferred directly to your bank account instead; just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, and a recent copy of your bank statement showing your name and address.
The deadline to request this transfer is Sunday 15 January 2023. Please note the Council will be closed from 23 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.
Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde, said: “I am pleased that Fylde Council are able provide additional financial support to our residents amid continued uncertainty over the cost of living and the price of energy during the winter months. I would encourage those eligible households who would prefer the credit balance to be transferred to their bank accounts to email with their bank statements as soon as possible.”
The Energy Rebate scheme was announced in February 2022 as part of the UK government’s support package to assist the public with rising energy costs. The scheme laid out eligibility criteria for the main tranche of the funding, paying £150 to the majority of households in Council Tax Bands A to D, and included guidance to billing authorities on how to allocate the Discretionary Fund.
Previous payments from the Discretionary Fund have been allocated to various categories of household across Fylde who were ineligible for the main scheme, including those in Council Tax Bands E to H who receive Council Tax Reduction, those in Council Tax Bands F to H where a disabled Council Tax band reduction was applied, residents of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs), and those who pay their energy bills by card or cash meter, to name a few.
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