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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.

Radiation

Radiation and radioactivity is encountered every day, mostly from natural sources and is harmless. 

Sources of man-made radioactivity are heavily controlled by law. Humans generate useful types of radiation including x-rays, radio, radar and microwaves.

West Cumbria houses a multi-functional nuclear site. More information can be found on the Gov.UK website

Nuclear regulation and monitoring

Environmental levels of radiation are monitored through the sampling of air, drinking water, foods, and beaches. Businesses and organisations wishing to use radioactive materials must be licensed  and these are enforced by the Environment Agency .

RIMNET is a network that advises the Government and local authorities on actions following a radiation incident. More information can be found on the Gov.UK website.

Mobile phone signals

Mobile phone companies must submit a certificate with each application for a mobile phone mast to prove that the levels are not exceeded. School grounds concerned about radiation can request measurements from Ofcom.


 

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