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15 миллионов домохозяйств получили налоговую скидку в размере 150 фунтов стерлингов на прожиточный минимум.

Опубликованные сегодня данные показывают, что почти 80% домохозяйств, имеющих право на участие в программе, получили от правительства скидку в размере 150 фунтов стерлингов на муниципальный налог в течение первых 3 месяцев, чтобы помочь покрыть стоимость жизни.

Крупный план законопроекта о муниципальном налоге, отчетливо виден заголовок законопроекта.  Кроме того, в счете есть мелочь и несколько небольших красных и зеленых домиков в стиле Монополии из настольной игры.

С апреля почти 80% домохозяйств, имеющих право на выплату, выплатили по 150 фунтов стерлингов.

В общей сложности более 2 миллиардов фунтов стерлингов было передано 15 миллионам домохозяйств в Англии в рамках этой схемы. Более 90% домохозяйств, у которых был установлен прямой дебет с местным советом, получили скидку на муниципальный налог.

Цифры охватывают период до конца июня , а это означает, что фактическое количество домохозяйств, получивших скидку, вероятно, будет еще выше, поскольку советы продолжают ее выплачивать.

Все советы начали производить эти платежи, и почти все советы имеют процедуры оплаты для людей, которые не платят прямым дебетом. Государственный министр Пол Скалли поговорил с 4 советами, которые еще не внедрили эти процессы, чтобы гарантировать, что они сделают это как можно скорее.

Households have until the end of September to claim the £150 payment, which does not have to be paid back. Anyone who is yet to receive their rebate is urged to check their local council website for more information and make a claim.

However, recognising the importance of the rebate in helping those most in need with rising costs, the government urges councils to keep pace in supporting the remaining households to claim their rebate.

The rebate is part of £37 billion of government support being targeted at those most in need to help with the cost of living. This includes at least £1,200 of extra support for millions of the most vulnerable households this year, with all domestic electricity customers receiving at least £400 towards their bills. An extra £144 million has also be given to councils to provide discretionary support to any household in financial need due to rising energy bills, including people on low incomes in council tax bands E to H.

Levelling Up Secretary Greg Clark said:

The cost of living is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and the support the government has put in place is helping millions of households, especially those most in need, manage these pressures.

We want to make sure everyone who is entitled to this cash receives it, so I urge people to check their bank accounts and speak to their council if they are yet to receive their £150 council tax rebate.

The rebate is available to most households living in council tax bands A to D on 1 April. This includes those who receive Local Council Tax Support, even if their council tax bill for the year is less than £150.

Anyone who thinks they are eligible but does not have a direct debit and has not received a payment or details of how to make a claim, should visit their local council’s website for more information.

Since announcing the rebate in April, the government has provided £28 million for councils to set up software and recruit staff and will top this up as necessary to cover all reasonable delivery costs. Councils have been given a host of options to make payments quickly and securely including bank account transfers, council tax account credits or a voucher-based system.

Local authorities must also make arrangements for those who cannot access the internet.

If households do not know who their local council is, they can find their website through entering their postcode here.

Find more information about government support on the cost of living.

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Published 28 July 2022