£150 council tax rebate from the government

The government has announced measures to help protect millions of households from rising energy costs. This includes a one-off payment of £150 council tax energy rebate to all households whose primary residence is in council tax band A to D. Read more about the council tax rebate scheme on GOV.UK.

Who's eligible for the rebate?

  • Anyone living in a household in council tax bands A to D on 1 April 2022.
  • Anyone living in a household in council tax band E but has an alternative valuation band of D due to the disabled relief scheme on 1 April 2022.

The property must be someone’s sole or main residence and a chargeable dwelling, or in any of the following exemption classes:

  • Class N (property occupied solely by full time students)
  • Class S (property occupied by people under the age of 18)
  • Class U (occupied by someone who's severely mentally impaired)
  • Class W (annexes occupied by dependant relatives)

Only one payment can be made for each household/property in the council tax list. You must be liable or jointly liable for the council tax property the rebate is being claimed for.

How to receive the rebate

If you pay your council tax by Direct Debit

Payment will be made automatically into a liable or jointly liable person’s bank account, which must be the same account that the council tax payment is being made from.

If you've only recently set up a Direct Debit to pay your council tax, we'll only make the rebate payment after we've collected at least one payment from your bank account.

If you don't pay by Direct Debit

You can choose if you want the £150 rebate to be made into your bank account or to be credited against your council tax bill. If you ask for the payment to be made into your bank account, we'll aim to do this within seven working days of receiving your application.

Please note: if you've followed the link to this webpage from a post on social media, the form may not load properly on a smartphone or tablet. You can copy and paste the link to this page into another web browser, such as Google Chrome, to complete the form.

You can also apply by downloading a copy of the rebate application form, filling it in and posting it back to us at: Council Tax Rebate Application, Benefits and Taxation, Barnsley Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG.

You should apply by 30 June 2022. If you haven't made a claim by this date, we'll automatically award the rebate directly to your council tax account.

Contacting us

Our phone lines are extremely busy with calls and queries about the rebate payment. Please only call us if your query is urgent or you need help completing the online application form. You can contact us by calling (01226) 787787 and selecting option 6.