First 6,000 council tax rebate payments made in Oadby & Wigston

Published: Monday, 9 May 2022

More than 6,000 residents in Oadby & Wigston have now received their £150 council tax energy rebate, with thousands more due for payment in the coming days.

Councils across the country have been tasked with administering payments to households whose property falls into council tax bands A-D, to support with rising energy bills.

Payments must be made by September, but Oadby & Wigston Borough Council (OWBC) has been able to begin making payments last week.

In total, around 13,500 households in the borough will receive payments directly into their bank account, with the remaining payments expected to be completed by Friday 13 May.

A further 6,500 households, who don’t pay council tax by direct debit, will receive a letter in the post later this month with instructions of how to collect their £150 from their local Post Office.

Councillor John Boyce, Leader of OWBC, said: “Our revenues and benefits team have been working flat out to get these payments out of the door as quickly as possible.

“While the deadline is September, we understand that households need this financial support now, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to release just short of £1million pounds already, with more to be paid imminently.

“I’d like to thank residents for not contacting us to chase their payments which is allowing us to focus our resource on making the payments themselves.”

Those looking for more information can visit www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/rebate or subscribe to receive regular updates from the council at www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/subscribe