Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Applications were made while funding was available and the scheme is now closed.
Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Applications were made to residents of properties that had been excluded from the core scheme due to them not being liable for Council Tax. This included applicants who are directly responsible for energy costs but:
- the responsibility for Council Tax falls with another person e.g. a housing provider, a charity or a non-resident owner
- they became liable for payment of Council Tax to Sefton Council on or after 2nd April 2022 e.g. they are a first time buyer
The application process closed on 31st October 2022.
Successful applicants needed to provide evidence of occupation and direct payment of energy costs will need to be provided in support of an application.
To complete the form they needed:
- Tenancy Agreement/Rent Statement or Completion Statement
- Energy Bill
- Bank Sort Code
- Bank Account number
- Bank Account name
By receiving this payment applicants were confirming that they were eligible to receive it. Steps will be taken to recover the payment from anyone not eligible.
Details of the scheme and frequently asked questions can be found here.