What you need to know now 

Guide to discretionary support for energy 

Clients who weren't eligible for the £150 council tax energy rebate but are struggling with energy bills, may be entitled to a discretionary payment from their local authority (LA). Each LA has its own scheme and clients need to contact their council. 

The Isle of Wight Council It's giving £150 for those qualifying in bands A-H. Most need to apply online. Full help on the council's discretionary fund page 


Energy Rebate Information from IW Council Site:- 

The government have announced a package of support to help households with rising bills. 

This includes: 

a £150 non-repayable council tax rebate for bands A-D 

a discretionary scheme for low-income households in band E-H 

a non-repayable credit added to your energy account over 6 months starting from October 2022 

Council tax rebate for bands A-D 

A £150 rebate will be provided to you if: 

you pay for council tax in a band A-D property 

if you would normally pay but the property is exempt 

The rebate will be paid by us and you will not be required to pay it back. 

Pay by direct debit 

If you pay your council tax by direct debit you do not need to do anything. We will arrange for your rebate to be paid automatically. This will be completed when we have set up the process. 

Pay by other method 

If you do not pay by direct debit we will send you a letter with a code. This code will be needed to apply for your rebate. You will also need your bank details and council tax reference number.