Council Tax and benefits
£150 Council Tax Rebate
Households in Council Tax bands A-D are eligible to receive a non-repayable £150 Council Tax Rebate from the government to help with rising energy bills. Forest of Dean District Council will be distributing the payments to everyone eligible within the district.
Update 2 October 2022 - Applications for the discretionary scheme are now closed.
Update 5 September 2022 - We are no longer accepting applications for the Energy Rebate Scheme for properties in bands A-D.
Update 15 August 2022 - We still have some funding available, so have put together a second discretionary scheme for those who are not eligible for the government’s £150 Council Tax Rebate. The criteria is aimed at those who we think will need it most.
Update 17 May 2022 - We have made payments to the majority of people paying by Direct Debit and are now inviting eligible households who do not pay by Direct Debit to apply for the payment.
For further details please visit our page £150 Council Tax Rebate.
Council Tax Support
Find out if you are eligible for help with your Council Tax payments and how to apply
Housing Benefit and Universal Credit
Find out if you are eligible for Housing Benefit or Universal Credit and how to apply
Report a change in circumstances
Let us know if you are moving house or if anything has changed which may affect your payments
Council Tax bands, charges and appeals
How much you will be paying and how you can appeal if think the band is wrong
Report a change in benefit circumstances
Let us know if anything has changed that might affect your benefits