South Lakeland District Council will send letters to customers without direct debit
South Lakeland District Council has started sending letters to non-direct debit customers about their council tax refund.
This is because households who do not pay council tax by direct debit will not automatically receive the £150 rebate until they submit a form.
An SLDC spokesperson said: “We have started writing to people who are not paying council tax by direct debit asking them to provide their bank details via a short secure online form so that we can complete the payment.
“The letters will include your council tax reference number, which is needed to apply.
“Regular payments will be made over the next few weeks to ensure that all remaining eligible households receive their payment by the September 30, 2022 deadline. Rest assured that we are working as quickly as possible to make overdue energy payments. We kindly ask that you do not contact us regarding your application as we are unable to process individual applications at this stage.”
In Greater Manchester alone, that was almost half a million people in April 2022.
Reimbursement is for people who live in AD home groups and is designed to help people pay their gas and electricity bills.
It was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in February, costing the government £3billion.
About 80% of UK households are eligible to receive the payment as they are in AD municipal tax brackets.
Payments will be made directly by South Lakeland District Council and will not need to be refunded.