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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.

Allerdale Borough Council's senior management team

The senior management team ensures the council achieves its aim of making a positive difference to almost every aspect of the quality of life of local people. It is led by the Chief Executive and supported by the Corporate Director and heads of service.

Senior officer salaries can be  found within the Council's Statement of Accounts .

The Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council. The role of Chief Executive is a full time appointment and as the Head of Paid Service, the Chief Executive works closely with councillors to deliver strong and visible leadership, direction, strategic policy advice, partnership working and operational management. The Chief Executive ensures that the recording of decisions made is open and transparent, ensures the council delivers on its objectives and directs initiatives to achieve value for money in the delivery of services.

Andrew Seekings

Chief Executive

Andrew Seekings is the chief executive for Allerdale Borough Council.

Andrew has been at Allerdale since May 2013, first as Corporate Director, before taking on the Chief Executive role on an interim basis in December 2019, and then permanently in July 2020. 

He joined the council from Sunderland, where he had started his career in the field of economic regeneration. He become Asst. Head of Change Management implementing the council's first customer service and access programme including the establishment of the council's first corporate contact centre. Andrew then went on to be Head of PMO, establishing the Council’s first PMO, and Head of Corporate Transformation.

Having completed practitioner level Prince 2 training, and advanced practitioner programme management (MSP) training he understands the complexity of large programmes such as reorganisation of local government in Cumbria. 

Andrew has been the Returning Officer for Allerdale for many years, and was the PARO for the Cumbria-wide Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May. He has been nominated as the Returning Officer for the elections in May 2022 for the Shadow Authority for the new Cumberland Council.  

Married to Sue, he has one daughter.

Tel: 01900 702528