Bristol council tax rebate: Online form issued for those who have not received £150 payment

The online council tax rebate form is for people paying a direct debit who have not received their payment, or for those who do not pay by direct debit

People who have not yet received their £150 council tax rebate have been told they can now apply for it using an online form - which went live today (May 23).

Thousands of people in the city living in council tax bands A to D are eligible for the one-off payment, announced by the Chancellor earlier this year.

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Since the announcement, Bristol City Council has created a system to ensure everyone entitled to the cash gets it.

It started on May 16, when the first phase of payments were made.

95 per cent of households will benefit

And now the city council is calling on anyone who pays by direct debit and has not yet received their rebate, or those who do not use direct debit, to claim the money through an online form which has gone live today.

It can be accessed by clicking here.

Councillor Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for City Economy, Finance and Performance, said: “We appreciate that schemes such as this are vital as energy prices soar and national insurance contributions and food prices increase.

“We are therefore grateful for everyone’s patience while we’ve worked hard to implement this new system.

“At the same time we know that for far too many people, a one-off £150 rebate won’t go far enough, and much more needs to be done.”

In Bristol, almsot 40,000 people were claiming Universal Credit at the start of the year, while the rental crisis means rents have gone up by more than half over the past 10 years.

For anyone needing financial support or advice there is support being offered by The Advice Network here