The government has announced a package of support known as the Council Tax Energy Rebate, which will help households in Uttlesford with rising energy costs.

Those who qualified under the main scheme (residents in properties in council tax bands A to D) and those under the discretionary scheme (those in bands E to H, subject to qualifying criteria) will have already received their £150 payment or been contacted on how to claim it.

Anyone who does not qualify for either scheme but is struggling to pay their energy bill can apply for help under the Energy Rebate Exceptional Hardship Scheme, providing they have not already received a council tax energy rebate.

Full details and the online application form can be found at

The scheme will close on October 31. Payments will be made depending on individual circumstances and will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.