When will the council tax rebate be paid in all Greater Manchester boroughs

Millions of households in England will get a £150 refund on their council tax in the coming weeks. People who live in households that are in Bands A to D are eligible for the lump sum payment, which was introduced to help people struggling with the cost of living crisis.

So far this month, households have been hit by rising energy price caps, council tax increases and an increase in national insurance to help finance social care. The government is under increasing pressure to support families struggling to pay their rising bills.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Council’s tax rebate scheme in February this year, saying it would cover around 80 per cent of households in England. To be eligible for the £150 payment, you must live in a Band A to D property in England and it must be your sole or main home. Second homes and vacant properties are not eligible.

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The government has established a legal requirement for all councils to deliver rebate payments to all eligible residents from April 2022 to September 2022 at the latest. The Manchester Evening News has contacted all Greater Manchester boroughs to find out when residents can expect to receive the funds. This is what everyone has said.

Bolton

Payments will be made by Bolton Council during April and May for those paying by direct debit. But people who don’t pay by direct debit may have to wait longer.

A spokesperson for Bolton City Council said: “People who pay their council tax by direct debit will automatically receive the £150 in their bank account. We expect to make these payments in April and May 2022.

“For people who do not pay by direct debit, we will be ready to process bank payments from May.”

Bury

Bury Council will make payments to residents during April and May, according to a statement on its website. The statement adds: “Please bear with us while we make payment arrangements. If we already have your bank details because you pay your council tax by direct debit, we will use them. If we don’t have your bank details, we will be in touch in the coming weeks.”

The council did not respond to a request for more information from the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester

People living in Manchester who are eligible for the refund and pay by direct debit should receive their payments from the week beginning April 18, Manchester City Council said.

Residents who do not pay their council taxes by direct debit will be invited to apply shortly, the council added. These payments are expected to be made beginning the week beginning April 25.

The council said anyone who can’t get online will be supported to apply over the phone.

A Manchester City Council spokesman told the Manchester Evening News: “The quickest and easiest way to claim reimbursement is to set up a director debit to pay council tax. However, there will be a system for those people who don’t pay by Debit. Direct – and help will be available for those who cannot claim online to call the Council and receive support through an assisted application process This is an important exercise for the Council, but we are sure that everyone who wants to claim the £150 be able to.”

Oldham

Oldham Council said that eligible households paying their council taxes by direct debit will be the first to receive their payment. People who have a domicile in the town hall will receive their payment from May 2022.

The payment will only be made after the direct debit payment of the first installment of council tax due for 2022/2023 has been successfully paid, the council said. The council is encouraging people to set up a direct debit as a payment method to speed up the process.

A spokesperson for Oldham City Council said: “We are keen to issue these vital payments as soon as possible as we know how important they will be to our residents in the current economic climate. However, we must comply with the guidelines given to us so that we can verify that payments are issued to the correct people in eligible households.

“We are also working on the necessary changes to our systems to allow these payments to be issued to Direct Debit payers. We hope to be in a position where we can issue payments earlier than planned and residents should continue to visit our website for more information on when they will receive their payment.

“All eligible households will receive their rebate regardless of how they currently pay their council tax, however we encourage residents to sign up to pay by direct debit as it is a secure and reliable method and will support the process of paying this rebate. . ”

Rochdale

In Rochdale, residents who pay their council tax by direct debit can expect to receive their payments during the month of their first council tax installment, Rochdale City Council said. Residents who do not pay by direct debit will be invited to apply for reimbursement later this month.

A spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: “For residents who pay their council tax by direct debit and whose first installment for 2022/23 is collected in April, we expect to start making payments during the week commencing 25 April 2022. .

“For residents who pay their council tax by direct debit and whose first installment for 2022/23 is collected in May, we expect to start making payments during the week commencing May 9, 2022 with payments running through May.

“For residents who do not pay their council taxes by direct debit, we hope to invite applications during the week commencing April 25, 2022, after which payments will begin.”

The spokesperson added: “We haven’t started making payments yet, but we don’t anticipate any delays.”

Salford

According to Salford City Council, residents who pay council tax by direct debit will have their payment sent automatically after they have paid their April 2022 council tax installment. Residents without direct debit will receive a letter in early May 2022 inviting them to apply for reimbursement.

The council did not provide further details, but such information can be found on its website here.

Stockport

Stockport Council will send payments to residents from May 2022 if they pay by direct debit. Those who do not pay by direct debit may have to wait longer but the City Council will contact those affected directly.

A Stockport Council spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News: “Our aim is to start issuing payments from May 2022, when the first direct debit payment of 2022/23 will have been made. This is in line with government guidance. Following the instructions, we will issue payments to those who pay first by direct debit due to the ease of this payment method. Residents not paying by direct debit will be directed to a form on the Stockport Council website in due course.”

You can find more information here.

tameside

In Tameside, residents who pay their council taxes by direct debit can expect payments between April and May. For those who do not pay by direct debit, residents will need to request reimbursement. The council said it will make an application form available on its website “as soon as possible” for those affected.

A statement on the Tameside Council website reads: “Central government has declared that Council’s tax refund for energy payments is due between April and September 2022. All payments will be made by Tameside Council as soon as possible.” “.

The council did not respond to a request for more information from the Manchester Evening News.

Trafford

A statement on the Trafford City Council website says: “If you pay your April 2022 council tax installment by direct debit, in most cases we will pay the £150 refund directly to your bank account.

“If you pay your April 2022 installment by another method, or do not have council tax to pay due to being exempt or receiving council tax support, we will arrange an alternative payment method and announce it soon. We will update this page when we have the details.” .

wigan

Wigan residents who pay council tax by direct debit can expect payments towards the end of April or early May, Wigan City Council said, while residents who do not pay by direct debit will need to complete an application form in May.

Lesley O’Halloran, director of customer care and culture, told the Manchester Evening News: “In accordance with government guidance on timing and eligibility for the scheme, Wigan residents who pay their council tax by direct debit will have £150 Energy The rebate payment was processed in late April 2022 or early May 2022. We will contact residents to confirm their payment has been processed and will also contact residents directly if we need more information.

“Residents who do not pay by Direct Debit will need to complete an application form to claim their £150.00 Energy Grant Rebate. The application process will begin in May 2022 and payments will begin in June 2022 when all application details have been verified.

“We are working hard to make sure payments reach our residents as quickly as possible. We are developing an online application process to help ensure as many residents as possible receive their payment as quickly as possible. Our Discretionary Regime Policy is being drafted and will be published as soon as it is available.”

Additional information on the scheme can be found here.

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