Birmingham news Final date for £150 council tax rebate confirmed as many yet to receive payment PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - There have been problems getting the cash to people who do not have a direct debit

Birmingham news Final date for £150 council tax rebate confirmed as many yet to receive payment PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - There have been problems getting the cash to people who do not have a direct debit

Birmingham news  Final date for £150 council tax rebate confirmed as many yet to receive payment PremierLeague-News.Com
21 June 2022 - 11:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Government has confirmed the final date when households across England should have received the £150 council tax rebate. The money is being given to everyone whose property is in bands A to D to help with energy bills. People who do not have a direct debit set up with their local authority may not have received their payment yet and usually have to apply. Councils have been asked to take all necessary steps to issue the rebate as a cash deposit into bank accounts but have warned that those who do not make a claim may find it is instead given as a credit on their council tax bill. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, issued guidance on how and when the rebate is payable. He has also given a final date when all eligible householders must have received it. READ MORE: Cost of living discounts worth thousands going unclaimed by 850k people When must the £150 council tax rebate be paid by? The Government guidance states: "All Council Tax Rebate grants should be paid as soon as possible from April. Later in 2022, the government will run a reconciliation exercise against actual expenditure under these terms, as certified by Chief Financial Officers. "All payments within the scope of the reconciliation process will need to have been made by September 30, 2022. Any over-funding of grant to billing authorities will be required to be paid back to government and any under-funding will be settled with billing authorities following the reconciliation." Who will get the £150 council tax rebate? Mr Gove said the Government expects billing authorities to provide a £150 one-off payment to all liable council taxpayers (or occupants where the property is exempt) where they live in a property that met all of the following criteria on April 1, 2022 It is valued in council tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme; It is someone’s sole or main residence; It is a chargeable dwelling, or in exemption classes N, S, U or W. Rules say N refers to a property occupied only by students or a student's non-student spouse or dependant, who is not a British Citizen and is prevented by the terms of their entry visa to the U.K. from taking employment or claiming benefits. S refers to a property in which all the occupiers are under 18 years of age.

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.g. a granny annexe) and is the main home of a dependant relative of a person resident in that other dwelling. The Ministry of Defence will be in touch with residents of armed forces accommodation, which is exempt under class O, about getting some equivalent cost of living support. What if my council tax band changes? The Government says that where the property band recorded on a valuation list is amended and the change is backdated to apply from April 1, 2022, for example as a result of a successful appeal made to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) that concluded after this date, councils are not required to pay or clawback payments. This means that if your property drops back into bands A-D, the local council doesn't have to give you the £150, and if it goes up into a higher band the council doesn't have to ask for the money back if you already received it while still in a lower band. The exception is where a property is a new build and awaiting an official banding from the VOA. In these cases, eligibility is to be determined based on the official band subsequently allocated by the VOA, where this has an effective date before or on April 1, 2022. In addition, if a property's band was already under review or appeal before the Government announced the £150 rebate on February 3, 2022, and the band ends up being changed after the financial year started on April 1, 2022, councils are urged to provide support using their Discretionary Fund instead. This Discretionary Fund is £144million of Government cash shared among local authorities to help those who do not qualify for the council tax rebate or other Government cost of living support. Birmingham City Council has been allocated £3.6million in discretionary funding on top of a sum of £60million to pay the council tax rebates to those in bands A-D. Dudley has had £19million to pay the council tax rebates and £640,000 in discretionary funding, while Wolverhampton is being handed £15.5million to pay the council tax rebates and £650,000 in discretionary funding. Walsall has received £15.8million to pay the £150 council tax rebates and another £732,000 in discretionary funding, while Sandwell is getting around £19million to pay the council tax rebates and just under £877,000 in discretionary funding. Read More Related Articles Cost of living boost worth over £1000 for everyone who isn't on DWP or HMRC benefits Read More Related Articles DWP explains how PIP claimants and carers can get access to £650 cost of living payment

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