Government £150 Council Tax Rebate scheme
Redeem your rebate before it expires
If you haven't redeemed your £150 Post Office Voucher, you may receive a text message and email telling you it'll shortly expire.
This is a genuine email from Barnet. There are no links within the text message or email.
About the government rebate
A one-off payment of £150 from the Government is available to help you with the cost of living.
Only 1 payment is available for each Council Tax property and this rebate is not for second homes or empty properties.
This payment doesn't have to be paid back, unless you have received the payment in error.
Who will receive the £150 rebate
You will get the rebate if you live in a property in Council Tax bands A to D on 1 April 2022.
You'll also get the rebate if you live in a property in band E and have a Disabled Band Reduction on 1 April 2022.
If you have a Council Tax exemption
You will get the £150 rebate if your property is exempt and is in code:
- N: lived in only by students or school/college leavers and isn't a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO)
- S: lived in only by people under 18
- U: lived in by 1 or more Severely Mentally Impaired person
- W*: is an annex
You will see exemption codes that apply to your Council Tax account on your 2022/23 Council Tax bill.
If you receive Council Tax Support
You will receive the £150 rebate if you are:
- receiving Council Tax Support and
- living in a property in Council Tax bands A to D, or in band E and have a Disabled Band Reduction
Who can't receive the £150 rebate
How you will receive the money
We won’t call to ask for your bank details before you receive the money.
If you pay your Council Tax by direct debit or receive Housing Benefit
You’ll receive the £150 Council Tax rebate automatically into your bank account.
We will aim to make payment into your account on 14 April 2022
In order for this to happen, the name on the direct debit bank mandate must match the name held on Council Tax records.
If the names don't match, you'll receive a Post Office letter with a barcode voucher on it.
You can take this voucher to claim your £150 cash rebate at any Post Office. This will happen automatically and you do not need to do anything. We will begin to send out vouchers from 4 May 2022
If you have an overdraft when the money is paid into your account, you can use your first right of appropriation, this way your bank won't take the money to pay off your overdraft. A letter template is available for you to use.
If you don’t pay your Council Tax by direct debit or receive Housing Benefit
You will get a letter from the Post Office that has a barcode on it. Take this letter with your ID to any Post Office to get your £150 cash payment.
We aim to issue Post Office letters from 4 May 2022
If you don't provide ID that matches the Council Tax account holder, you won't receive the money.
If you don't receive your money by 14 April
If the names on your direct debit match the name held on Council Tax records and you pay your Council Tax by direct debit or receive Housing Benefit, you may not have been paid because we are checking your records or your direct debit payments are made using building society roll numbers.
These records are being worked through as a priority and payment will be made once we know you're eligible. This payment will happen automatically.
If you would like to ask a question about your rebate, you can email email@example.com
If a Post Office barcode voucher isn't claimed, we'll review after 3 months and decide what to do.
If you have any questions on the Government £150 Council Tax Rebate Scheme you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
This scheme is delivered with government guidance and we don't have any discretion on awards.