£150 council tax rebate: Three-quarters of Portsmouth households have had cash back

THREE-QUARTERS of eligible households in Portsmouth have received the £150 council tax rebate so far, according to the city council's director of finance.

By Josh Wright
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 9:33 pm

Speaking at Tuesday's cabinet meeting, Chris Ward said he hoped the remaining 12,000 would all have received their money within the next eight weeks.

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He said 'almost everybody' who pays their council tax bill by direct debit had been sent the money and the final letters inviting those who pay by other means to claim their sum had recently been sent out.

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Three-quarters of Portsmouth households have had the £150 council tax rebate

'We were writing letters at a rate of 4,000 a week to those that aren't on direct debit and those have now all been done,' he said. 'We're now waiting on responses to come back in and processing them as soon as they do.'

He said £150 credit would be applied to council tax bills of any households that do not claim.

The rebate was introduced by the government this year to mitigate the cost of rising energy bills.