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Council Tax Rebate Scam

Published on 07 April 2022 11:33 AM

We have become aware of a scam phone calls and an email circulating, concerning the £150 Council Tax rebate recently announced by the Chancellor.

People are being asked to give their bank details to receive the rebate. 

 

Local councils say they would never cold call or email and ask for your bank details to make the payment.  Do not give out your details.

 

If you have already given over your personal details make a report to the Police by calling 101 or call the Action Fraud helpline - 0300 123 2040.

The energy rebate scheme was announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help people with rising energy bills.

All eligible households in England in council tax bands A to D, should get the £150 payment from their District Council from April this year. This includes those who already receive assistance in paying some or all of their council bill through local council tax support.

If you currently pay your council tax by direct debit, you should automatically get the rebate payment into your bank account without needing to take any action. If you don't pay by direct debit, local authorities are working out the best way to get the rebate to you and they will write to you letting you know what will happen.

For more information about the £150 Council Tax rebate view the Government's pdf here

 

Depending on which area you live in, you can find out more about your local District Council and the Council tax rebate here:

Mendip - https://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/7101/Council-Tax

North Somerset - https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/council-tax/council-tax-ps150-energy-rebate

Sedgemoor - https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/ctax

Somerset West and Taunton - https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/council-tax/council-tax-support/

South Somerset - https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/services/council-tax/energy-bills-rebate/