Lancaster City Council advises switching to direct debit for council tax payments
Households in AD bands will be eligible for the rebate and payments will be processed locally by Lancaster City Council.
It will be quick and easy for the council to make this payment to households who pay council tax by direct debit and they will receive a one-time payment of £150 paid directly into their bank account.
The council will endeavor to pay the rebate to all eligible households, but it may take longer to arrange payment for those paying by another method.
Councilor Anne Whitehead, the cabinet member responsible for finance, explained: ‘While we have not yet received full details from the government on how the reimbursement system will work, we expect anyone paying by direct debit receive it directly in their bank account. .
“For those not on direct debit, there will likely be an application process and that will slow down payment.
“If you are not currently paying by direct debit, but can switch to do so, I urge you to make this switch. special provisions Switching to direct debit will speed up the process for you and everyone else.
“We also understand from the Chancellor’s announcement that there will be discretionary funding to help low-income households in the upper brackets as well as those who do not pay council tax.
“Details of this grant and stipends for individual councils have not yet been announced and we will share more information as it becomes available.”
For more information and to set up a direct debit, go here