Households in the Stroud district have started to receive their £150 energy rebates.
The first payments have been made to eligible residents who pay their council tax by direct debit.
By the end of the week up to 30,000 households will have received their rebate which will be paid into the same account that Council Tax payments are taken from.
The remaining households which do not pay their Council Tax by direct debit will be contacted and invited to apply via an online portal which will be live from Monday 23 May.
Once the form has been completed, a verification process will take place which will take up to two weeks to complete.
Householders who live in Council Tax bands A to D qualify for the £150 rebate as part of the Government’s initiative to help households with rising energy costs.
We are working hard to process payments as fast as possible – please avoid calling us for details of when your payment will be made as this will delay the process. Please check Stroud District Council’s website https://www.stroud.gov.uk/council-tax and social media pages for updates.
Cllr Doina Cornell, Leader of Stroud District Council said:
“I’m pleased to report that the first payments have been received by householders in the Stroud district.
“Anyone who doesn’t pay their Council Tax by direct debit can sign up by registering for a My SDC account – it’s quick and easy to do and will allow you to access council services online including Council Tax, business rates, housing benefit and Council Tax support.”
A My SDC account can be created at: www.stroud.gov.uk/council-tax/my-sdc-account