Leicestershire residents urged to pay tax by direct debit to access £150 energy rebate


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Submitted by North West Leicestershire District Council

A district council has urged residents in North West Leicestershire to pay council tax by direct debit to ensure they receive a £150 energy bill rebate quickly.

The payments will help expedite reimbursement for residents living in bands A through D and pay energy bills.

The call comes after the government unveiled a council tax rebate scheme to support families facing rising energy costs.

Councilor Roger Bayliss, income and benefits portfolio holder for North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “With the cost of living rising, we know that many residents are struggling with their finances. .

“We want to make sure residents get this vital help with their bills as soon as possible.

“Paying by direct debit means eligible households will receive the money directly into their bank account, so if you haven’t already, I urge you to sign up.”

The one-time payment, made on behalf of the government, will be paid by local authorities to eligible households.

Households who pay council tax by direct debit, a safe, simple and fast method of payment, will see the money directly in their bank account.

The council will contact those who are not paying by direct debit and invite them to claim.

There will also be a discretionary rebate program for vulnerable residents or those who do not pay council tax and live in properties in tax brackets E to H.

There are approximately 38,324 properties in municipal tax brackets A to D in North West Leicestershire.

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