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Applications for the core scheme has now closed as of 5 August 2022.

We have now credited the Council Tax account for those who have not applied or who have not passed the verification process. You will receive a letter the week starting Monday 5 September, if your account has been credited.

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Residents are set to receive a £150 cash payment from the government in response to rising energy bills, if they are in council tax bands A to D. The money will be paid to around 49,000 Slough households, which represents 89 per cent of all the borough’s homes.

You are likely to be eligible for the £150 payment, if at the end of the day on 1 April 2022, you meet the following requirements:

  • your home is valued in Council Tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme
  • your home is someone’s sole or main residence
  • your home is either one for which Council Tax is payable (i.e. it is not an exempt dwelling) or it is an exempt dwelling as it is occupied either solely by students, solely by persons aged under 18, solely by persons who are severely mentally impaired or it is an annexe that is occupied by a dependant relative (i.e. Council Tax exemption classes N, S, U OR W)
  • the person who is liable to pay the Council Tax (or who would be liable if the property were not exempt) is not a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or a governmental body.

The above means that:

  • a property where all the criteria are met, but where there is a nil Council Tax liability, as a result of Council Tax Support, will be eligible
  • a property that has no permanent resident and is someone’s second home will not be eligible
  • an unoccupied property (for Council Tax purposes) will not be eligible.