Bexley Council have advised residents to pay their council tax by Direct Debit to ensure they receive the £150 council tax rebate for energy bills from the Government as soon as it is available.
As part of the Government’s intervention to help households with the cost of living following a rise in energy bills, the majority of households in England will receive a £150 non-repayable rebate of their council tax bill from April. This extends to homes in Band A to Band D which represents around 73% of all households in Bexley.
Bexley Council have advised that signing up to pay your council tax by direct debit means that they will have all the information they need to make the payment as soon as it is released.
Bexley Council has also be given discretionary funding worth £0.667 million to pay those most in need in Band E to Band H.
Bexley residents can sign up for Direct Debit here.
Commenting on the rebate, Louie said:
“I understand anxiety over rising prices and inflation. I have made my ministerial colleagues aware of my constituents' concerns and I strongly welcome the range of measures the Government have put in place, including this council tax rebate to help households with their energy bills during this challenging period.”
“I want to ensure all eligible residents in Bexley receive this help and would therefore encourage them to sign up for Direct Debit, if they do not already pay via this method. I thank Bexley Council and Councillors for all their hard work and efforts in ensuring this support is delivered to Bexley residents.”
“I understand the frustration of residents in properties outside A-D and I will be having further discussions on what help can be given to those in need.”