Decision details

Approve the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme for phase one of applications

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Finance, Assets and Regeneration - Paul Jones

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Approve the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme for phase one of applications

Reasons for the decision:

 

On 3rd February 2022 the Government announced a package of support to help households with rising energy bills. This included a main scheme discretionary scheme.

 

Cheltenham has been allocated discretionary funding of £162,450 to support those  suffering financial hardship as a result of the rising cost of living, but not eligible for the main council tax energy rebate scheme

 

On 5 April 2022 Cabinet authorised the Executive Director Finance Assets and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets to determine the scheme details.

 

Due to limited funding the scheme will be made available to households in phases

 

Phase one will make the scheme available to the following

 

           Council tax payers in bands  E – H that are in receipt of council tax support 

           Council tax payers in bands  F – H that are in receipt of a disabled band reduction (those in band E qualify for the main scheme)

           Council tax payers in bands E – H that are in receipt of a carer or severely mentally impaired disregard

 

Alternative options considered:

None.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

 

Each council is proceeding with similar schemes being made available in phases

Consultees

Consultation with Gloucestershire District Councils.

Contact: 01242 264365.

Publication date: 22/06/2022

Date of decision: 22/06/2022