The Mirror reported last week that at least 25 councils had yet to start processing the £150 payments. See which local authorities are starting payments starting this week
(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Council tax refunds worth £150 have been deposited into the bank accounts of thousands of households across the country.
But despite the program starting in April, not all residents have received the money yet.
The Mirror reported last week that at least 25 councils had yet to start processing the £150 payments.
For those still waiting for the money to arrive, we explain seven councils who have confirmed residents will receive the £150 rebate from this week.
Those who pay their council tax by direct debit will receive the payments first as the councils already have their data in the system.
The councils officially have until September 30 to spend the money.
7 municipalities paying the £125 rebate from this week
The Mirror has reviewed dozens of council websites and highlighted at least seven who have confirmed payments will start from this week.
- Rossendale Council: Households received the £150 rebate from May 3, according to an update on the Rossendale Borough Council website.
- Charnwood Council: Residents who paid the April installment of their council tax on April 3 will receive the £150 refund “around May 6”.
- Reading Council: An update published online on May 3 said residents will receive the £150 payment “later this week”.
- Southend-on-Sea District Council: Payments were processed last week and are expected to start arriving in bank accounts by May 4th.
- Basildon Council: Payments for those paying their council tax by direct debit are expected to start arriving in bank accounts from May 6.
- Thurrock Council: Thurrock Council’s website says it has already paid the rebate to thousands of households “from the first week of May 2022”.
- Test Valley District Council: In an update published online on May 3, Test Valley Borough Council announced it had started making payments to residents who pay by direct debit.
Have you received your £150 council tax refund yet? Let us know in the comments below
Our team of cost of living experts are here to help YOU through a very difficult year.
They bring you the latest money news and also offer expert advice.
Whether it’s skyrocketing utility bills, the cost of weekly groceries, or increased taxes, our team is always by your side.
Every Thursday at 13:00 they participate in a Facebook Live event to answer your questions and offer their advice. Visit facebook.com/dailymirror/live to watch. You can read more about our team of experts here.
If you have a question – or want to share your story – please email email@example.com.
Who is entitled to the £150 tax refund?
The council tax refund applies to houses in council tax brackets A, B, C or D in England and Wales – around 80% of properties – but not to those in council tax brackets E, F, G and H (or I as well, in Wales).
Residents of Scotland are also eligible for a £150 reduction if they are in bands A to D – but they also qualify if they currently also receive a council tax reduction.
If you are eligible, the money does not have to be repaid and will be spent directly by the municipalities from April.
For those who pay by direct debit, the municipalities use the data they have in their system for you to transfer the money straight to your bank account.
If you don’t pay by direct debit, local authorities should prompt you to file a claim and ask for your account details so they can process the payment.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged households to watch out for scammers trying to steal your details and said councils will never ask for bank details over the phone.
Councils should write to you to ask for your details.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/seven-councils-paying-150-tax-26872632 Seven local authorities are paying the £150 tax refund from this week - make sure yours is listed