Council taxpayers in Ryedale who live in a bands A to D property will receive a one-off payment of £150 to support households with rising energy costs as announced by the Government.
Direct debit customers have now been paid and the £150 credited 12 May 2022. No further payments will be made to direct debit customers so everyone who wasn’t paid on 12 May 2022 will need to complete the form below.
If you or someone in your household has not already received the £150 rebate payment and you believe you are eligible (your home is a Band A – D property), you can now complete the form below. Please note you have two options when completing the form you can either:
- Tick a field to have the payment credit your Council Tax account and we will reduce your remaining payments this year
- Complete the form and attach a bank statement and we will credit that account with the £150 payment. You cannot complete the form to request a payment to your bank account without attaching a bank statement. You can use the following file types when attaching a bank statement – jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff, pdf, and bmp
Please note, we will not contact you by telephone for this information and we will not take bank details over the telephone to pay the £150 rebate. If you cannot complete the form for any reason please email firstname.lastname@example.org provide your name, address and also clearly advise why you cannot complete the form.
The form can be accessed using this link – LIVE Ryedale Energy Bills Rebate Application
Help for people in Bands E to H
There will be an additional Energy Rebate discretionary scheme administered by the Council for people that live in a Band E to H property and the details of that scheme will be publicised on this page when they have been confirmed in due course.
Where can I find further information?
The Government has produced a factsheet that is available here.
Can I stop my bank from using the rebate to pay off an overdrawn account?
Yes, you can. Instead of the rebate being taken by your bank to pay off an unarranged overdraft you may have, you can tell them how you would prefer the money to be used. This might be to pay for phone or energy bills, for example.
All you have to do is send them a letter telling them that the rebate for £150 will be credited to your account, and how you would like it to be spent by detailing upcoming transactions.
This process is called ‘First Right of Appropriation’ and further information can be found here.