STROUD district council have provided an update for householders who qualify for the £150 energy rebate.

Householders who live in Council Tax bands A - D qualify for a £150 rebate as part of the Government's initiative to help households with rising energy costs.

If you do not pay your council tax by Direct Debit:

SDC have now processed £585,300 to almost 4,000 of our residents via our online portal.

Payments will be in bank accounts over the next few days.

If you have submitted an application but not received payment yet, please be patient and avoid calling SDC if possible - the team is working hard to process payments as fast as possible.

Stroud District Council are required by the government to check and verify every application which can take up to two weeks to complete the process so please bear with them

If you have not yet submitted your application, then please do so ASAP via this link:

Once the form has been submitted the verification process will take up to 2 weeks.

SDC will contact you if they need more information to support your application.

If you pay your council tax by Direct Debit:

Most Direct Debit payers should have now received their £150 energy rebate.

It has not been possible to make a small number of payments for reasons such as the bank account name not matching the name on the council tax bill.

Please note SDC are required to verify all details before payment can be made.

The team is working through these now and further payment runs are scheduled to pay these accounts over the coming weeks.