Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced cuts to fuel duty and income tax in his Spring Statement, yet he made no mention of Council Tax. Bills are due to rise by three percent for millions of households from April but people can act now to ensure they get their £150 rebate as quickly as possible.
Britons who live in a band A to D property will get a rebate of £150 and there is something they can do to make sure they get it sooner rather than later.
Customers who set up a direct debit to spread their Council Tax payments will receive the money quicker.
Around 20 million households should be eligible for the refund announced by the Chancellor in February.
Those who don’t pay by direct debit will still be entitled to it – it just might take a bit longer.
Money Saving Expert said: “Council tax bills are set to rise by around three percent for millions of households on 1 April, adding to the cost of living crunch.
“It’s more important than ever therefore to check you’re paying the right amount of Council Tax, whether that’s because you’re in the wrong band or simply not claiming a legitimate discount.
“Thousands have tried and succeeded, and payouts or discounts worth £100s or £1,000s are commonplace.”
A successful evaluation of someone’s council tax band could save people hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds.
People who are exempt from paying council tax should contact their local council to see if they could also get £150 towards other expenses.
The Chancellor announced he was doubling his Household Support Fund from £500million to £1billion in his Spring Statement.
The funding is given to councils in England for them to provide support to households with the cost of essentials.
Anyone can apply for the funding from their local authority.