Householders in Rushcliffe have now received nearly £5m in central government council tax rebate repayments.
Rushcliffe Borough Council has administered the £150 payments to over 87% of residents eligible for the rebate to nearly 37,000 households in bands A to D with the majority receiving them direct to their bank account through which payments are made.
Letters have been sent to recipients confirming the payments have been distributed and the authority continue to contact residents not already in receipt of the rebate inviting them to apply for the payment and requesting any relevant information.
For cash payers and those direct debit payers who have yet to make a payment to their council tax account from April 1 2022, it is anticipated they will receive payments by the end of June with the central government deadline to administer the payments at the end of September.
Further details on discretionary payments will be made soon with these additional payments to eligible residents set to be distributed by the end of this month.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Customer Access Cllr Gordon Moore said: “Our teams have been working extremely hard to ensure individuals receive their central government Council Tax £150 rebate, linked to the cost of living crisis in what we appreciate are such difficult financial times for residents.
“We worked quickly with software suppliers in the days after the Chancellor’s announcement to ensure Rushcliffe residents were among the first nationally to receive the payments.
“We’re inviting those eligible who are yet to be in receipt to apply for the payment through the correspondenc