Residents urged to apply for their £150 Energy Rebate

Residents who have not already received their £150 Energy Rebate can now apply for it online.

More than 33,500 energy rebates have been paid to city residents so far, who pay council tax by direct debit.

The one off £150 payment from government is to help eligible households in Council Tax bands A-D with the increased cost of living.

Gloucester residents who are eligible but have not yet received the rebate can now apply by visiting Council Tax Energy Rebate - Gloucester City Council

Applicants are reminded that they must be the bill payer, have their ten digit council tax account number (found on their bill) and provide a recent bank statement showing name and address.

Applications close on 14 August, however no-one will miss out on the rebate as those who don’t apply will see the discount added onto the council tax bill that will be reissued.

Councillor Hannah Norman, Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources at Gloucester City Council, said: “I’m pleased that we’ve already been able to pay the rebate to a large proportion of our residents and that we were able to do so quickly to help with the rising cost of living. We know this is a really tough time for many and we want to make sure that residents receive this vital help. I would urge those who’ve not yet received the rebate to apply and we will do our best to pay their rebates as quickly as possible. Although I would ask people to be patient as we’re likely to receive a very large number of requests.”

Visit Gloucester City Council’s website for more information on who is eligible and to apply.

The rebate is not available on empty or second homes or properties in multiple occupation (HMO), where the landlord pays the council tax.