Advocacy by the Council to pay the tax by direct debit to facilitate the management of energy expenses – The Voice


Residents of South Holland are encouraged to set up direct debit payments to pay their council tax.

The District Council said it was to help ease any delays in getting £150 government aid to help with rising energy costs.

The one-time payment, which does not need to be repaid, was announced by the government last month.

Households living in property rated in municipal tax brackets A through D as their primary residence in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland will be eligible, as well as residents of Band E with a disability band discount.

Payments will be made from April directly to the bank accounts of those who pay by direct debit, while the 29% in South Holland who are not registered will receive a letter from the council providing details on how to apply in line or on the phone for £150.

A council spokesperson said: ‘Each request for support will be checked and handled individually by the council’s finance teams, which could lead to delays in payments.’

Peter Coupland, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for finance, said in a statement issued by the South and East Lincolnshire Partnership of which the authority is part alongside Boston and East Lindsey, said: ‘Our teams Partners across the partnership are already working hard to make sure the systems are in place to make these vital payments as quickly as possible, and there is no need to contact us at this time.

“While all eligible households have the option to request payment, we want to make sure people get the money as quickly as possible.

“The best way for residents to do this is to sign up for direct debit payments as soon as possible.

“Not only will this ensure that the £150 is in your bank account sooner, it will also provide the safest and easiest way to pay your council tax each month.”


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