Decision details

Approve the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme Phase two

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the Discretionary Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme

Phase two

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


The scheme is updated to


           Add Phase two to section 3 making the scheme available to more households not eligible for the main scheme and offer a top up payment to some households eligible for certain welfare benefits

           Add  closing date of 30 September 2022 for applications to be made in respect of phases one and two

Alternative options considered:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

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


Consultation with Gloucestershire District Councils

Publication date: 01/08/2022

Date of decision: 27/07/2022

Date comes into force if not called in: 09/08/2022

Call-in deadline date: 08/08/2022

Current call-in Count: 0

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