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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
 
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

Doing business with us - our procurement strategy

The money we spend goes on a variety of goods and services - from low value routinely bought items such as stationery, to high value contracts which external organisations provide on behalf of the council, such as our refuse collections. 

The two fundamental objectives to improving procurement within the council are:

  • improving what we spend our money on to ensure we get best value for money
  • improving the way we spend our money so that the processes are as efficient as possible.
Download our Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Strategy

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Download our Doing Business with the Council guide 322.0 KB

Our procurement rules

The procurement rules are set out in our Financial Regulations which are part of our Constitution .

The Council has also produced an accompanying Procurement Code which identifies how we are going to procure all the goods and services we require.

Spending locally, where possible

We always want to spend as locally as possible, but within the rules. If you run a local business and want to be considered for any of our contracts, then give us your details using the form below. You can also register with The Chest to be in the running for work advertised there.

Need more assistance? Contact our procurement team for more advice and sign up to be on our list of suppliers.

Download our commitment to local spending where possible

Our current tenders

The council uses a number of ways to procure its goods and services. These can include:

  • Using a framework
  • Advertising tenders on The Chest

If you are not already registered on The Chest, we recommend you sign up now as it is a great way to find out about opportunities in the public sector.

If you are considering working with us, take note of our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act .

If you are using our logo or brand, then take a look at our branding guidelines .

Our current contracts and spending

Find out more about our current contracts , and what we have spent our money on in recent years.

Our terms and conditions

Download the Council's Terms and Conditions