Ipswich Households will get a £150 direct debit rebate
4:16 PM March 24, 2022
The £150 government rebate to help with rising energy costs is set to be paid into the bank accounts of Ipswich households who pay council tax by direct debit from April.
The rebate is paid to people who live in homes in Bands A to D – 94% of Ipswich homes – by the Borough Council through its Municipal Revenue Service on behalf of the government.
Anyone who pays council tax by direct debit will have the refund credited directly to their bank account. The council urges those who do not pay by direct debit to set one up if possible.
Households who cannot set up a direct debit will be contacted directly by the town hall to tell them how to obtain the reimbursement, but will probably have to wait longer to obtain it.
Ipswich Council chief executive Russell Williams said: ‘There’s never been a better time to set up a direct debit to pay your council tax bill.
“As we have the bank or building society details of those paying council tax by direct debit, we can use these to pay the council’s £150 energy rebate. Those paying by direct debit also enjoy all the other benefits of this non-complicated way of paying their council tax bill.
“But if a household is not yet paying by direct debit, we will contact them to find out how to receive their council energy tax refund.”