To help with rising energy costs, the Government has introduced a £150 Council Tax rebate for households in Council Tax bands A to D. In addition to this the Government has awarded extra money to Council of the Isles of Scilly to offer further discretionary help.
The funding is limited and is intended to be targeted to households who have been most impacted by rising energy costs.
Council of the Isles of Scilly has now adopted a discretionary Council Tax energy rebate scheme and full details of the scheme and eligibility criteria are set out in our Discretionary Council Tax Rebate Scheme Policy.
Funding will be automatically awarded to the following groups:
- A further payment of £20 will automatically be awarded to households in receipt of Council Tax Support in bands A to D. This will mean a total of £170 has been paid to these households
- A payment of £150 will be awarded to households in receipt of Council Tax Support in bands E to H
- A payment of £150 to all households in Council Tax bands E to H who receive any of the following Council Tax disregards, reduction or exemptions:
- Anyone in bands E – H who receives a carer’s discount
- Anyone in bands E – H with a severe mental impairment
- Anyone in bands F – H where there has been a band reduction for disability
- Anyone in bands E – H where all occupiers of the property are aged under 18
- Anyone in E – H with Class W exemption (Annexes occupied by a dependant relative over 65 or disabled or suffering with a severe mental impairment)
In addition, the Council will encourage applications from anyone not liable to pay Council Tax but living in a property banded for Council Tax and responsible for energy bills. For example, this could include a house in multiple occupation where the landlord pays the Council Tax but tenants are liable for their own energy costs. In these cases, a single one-off payment of £150 will be awarded where:
- The weekly household income from earnings or a state, private or occupational pension is no more than £425 per week. (A household is defined as the applicant and their partner); and
- The household has capital and savings of less than £6,000
A form to apply will be available on this page when the application process opens.