Residents may have queries on when the government’s Council Tax £150 energy rebate is due to be paid.
Rushcliffe Borough Council is working with their third party Council Tax system provider and will aim to make sure payments are sent out as quickly as possible.
The expectation, subject to successful testing of the software, is that payments to residents who pay their Council Tax bills by Direct Debit will start from mid-May.
The Council will contact those households which don’t currently pay by Direct Debit to request the relevant information and it’s expected that payments to them will be made by the end of June.
Residents should be aware of the national issue of scammers cold-calling and asking for bank details to receive the government’s £150 energy rebate.
The Local Government Association has urged people to be alert to the scam and never to give out personal information. It’s important to remember that local authorities will never request bank details over the phone.
If you receive an unexpected text, email or phone call asking for information or payment, do not give out any personal information, including bank details. Also, do not click on any links within emails or texts or respond to messages, unless you’re 100% sure they’re genuine.