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Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme

Council Tax Energy Rebate to help with increased home energy costs.
Universal Credit this year

Every five to six years, the calendar makes it so we have 53 Mondays instead of the usual 52. This coming financial year, 2024 / 2025, is one of those special years.

If you get Universal Credit, the Department for Work and Pensions will only pay for 52 weeks of your rent in a year. In a 53 week financial year, this means there will be one week of rent that will not be covered by Universal Credit.

Find out what we're doing to help and what to do if you're affected and already struggling with the cost of living.

Discretionary scheme

Discretionary funding of £32 per household will be given to residents of working age eg. not in receipt of state pension, who are in receipt of Council Tax Reduction. These payments have gone straight on to Council Tax accounts since 14 November 2022.

Main Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme 

This scheme has now closed.

We paid all qualifying households by direct debit or sent a letter with a barcode to be redeemed at the Post Office for a cash payment of £150. If the letter was not redeemed within one month of the date on the letter, a credit will be placed onto your council tax account instead. We will be posting the refunds to council tax accounts by the end of September.

Refunds can be applied for from October onwards if your account is in credit. Please checkyour council tax account online.

 If you need support with your Post Office payment when received, please email EnergyRebate@lewisham.gov.uk or telephone our dedicated helpline on 020 8314 3111, 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.