I have had a letter from North Lincs Council telling me they want to give me a Council Tax Energy Rebate payment of £150. This is something that every household should be getting from the Government. It is to help with essential household costs. This is not a loan and does not have to be repaid.
Because I do not pay for my Council Tax by direct debit, they want me to go onto their web site and put in my details there, so they can pay it directly into my bank account.
Or I can ring them, or visit any of their hubs. This is to cater for those who are not on the internet.
The way the letter is worded it gives the impression that giving them your bank details must be done to ensure early payment. They say, 'we need to obtain your current bank details'.
Right at the bottom of the letter it says, 'It is important that you respond to this request within the next 30 days to receive your rebate as a payment into your bank account. If we do not hear from you within 30 days of this letter, we will credit your council tax account with £150 during August'.
Fine. I can wait until August, I will not give them my bank details.
Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona