RESIDENTS who have not yet received their one-off £150 council tax rebate should be paid next week.

The grant will be paid to households living in council tax bands from A to D and will not need to be paid back.

The payment was introduced by the government to help cover the rising cost of goods and energy to help them cope with the rising cost of living.

The council has already paid tens of thousands of payments to residents across the borough and those who pay their council tax through direct debit should receive their payment by the end of the next week.

Those who don’t pay their council tax through direct debit will have to wait longer. 

Residents whose properties are exempt from council tax may also be eligible to receive a payment, including those solely occupied by students, under 18s, or those with disabilities.

The council began making these payments on May 4 and have so far paid a total of £4.1 million to around 27,000 bank accounts.

A council spokesperson said,“We are making excellent progress in getting these energy bill rebates to Bury residents, the vast majority of whom are eligible to receive them.

“We have already made approximately 27,000 payments (totalling £4.1m) into people’s bank accounts, where we already have their details because they pay their council tax by direct debit.

"Everyone who pays by direct debit should have received their payment by the end of next week.

“We will then contact all those who don’t pay by direct debit – those who we don’t have bank details for - explaining how they can receive the money.

“We will also announce shortly how we will use discretionary funding to help those who live in houses which are in Bands E to H.

“Details and updates are posted on the council’s website at Council Tax - Energy Bills Rebate - Bury Council