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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.

Refugees

The UK government has pledged to bring 20,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to the UK by 2020. This pledge is being delivered through a national Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme and the Home Office is working with councils across the country to help provide places of safety for refugees. Cumbria will welcome just under 3,000 refugees between 2017 and 2020. 

Cumbria County Council is the lead authority of a collective county-wide multi-agency approach to providing places of safety. 

As part of the Government's National Transfer Scheme, Cumbria County Council has also agreed to offer support to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). This scheme has been established to help resettle unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum after leaving Calais or another European country.

Help for those fleeing Ukraine

There is more information on the help available to those fleeing the war in Ukraine, and how you can help on our Ukrainian refugees web page .

Further Information

For more information about Cumbria County Council's cabinet decision to act as lead authority for the provision of resettlement support for refugees under the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme, and to agree to sign the north west regional agreement to provide support to the National Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Transfer Scheme, go to the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Cumbria and support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children page on the Cumbria County Council website.

If you would like to make an offer of support, see information about refugees in Cumbria on the Cumbria County Council website or email refugee.support@cumbria.gov.uk .

To find out more, go to the frequently asked questions on the Cumbria County Council website.