RESIDENTS are being advised to be patient if they have not yet received their council tax energy rebate from the council.

Local authorities have been tasked with handing out the Government’s £150 council tax energy rebate, a measure to support families impacted by the rising cost of living.

And Copeland Borough Council has said that work to hand out the grants to all those eligible is well underway, urging residents to be patient.

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A spokesperson for the council said: “By the end of Tuesday, we expect to have paid out 80 per cent of energy rebates.

“The remainder are progressing too so in most cases there’s no need to get in touch, allowing staff to focus on paying the rebates.

“If we need more info, for the Government required checks, we’ll contact you.”

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Residents who do not pay their council tax by direct debit and have not yet given the council their bank details are encouraged to contact: where you can also find more details on the energy rebate.

Those who do not have access to online services can call 01946598300 for support.   

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