Thousands to receive council tax rebates

Monday 13th June 2022 6:00 am
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Tens of thousands of households in Herefordshire are potentially eligible for the council tax rebate, new figures show.

Mr Sunak unveiled a range of financial support at the end of May to add to the £150 council tax rebate for almost every house between bands A to D.

This included a universal £400 grant to help pay for rising energy bills in October, a one-off £650 payment for those on means-tested benefits, a £300 grant for pensioners receiving winter fuel payments and £150 to those receiving certain disability allowances.

Valuation Office Agency figures show there were 64,460 properties classified between council tax bands A to D in Herefordshire as of March 31 – 73% of the 87,900 total households in the area.

Across England and Wales, 21.4 million of the 26.6 million total properties are in bands A to D.

All occupiers in these properties are eligible for the rebate, except for where the owner is liable for council tax, such as a house of multiple occupancy or residential care home.

On announcing the £15 billion support package, which will be part-funded by a windfall tax on oil and gas firms, expected to raise £5 billion, Mr Sunak said: “This Government will not sit idly by while there is a risk that some in our country might be set so far back that they might never recover.”

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