Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced that it will pay £50 of recession council tax aid towards residents' April bills.
This one-off 'efficiency dividend' is intended to help householders during the recession. Householders in arrears will see a reduction in their debt, while residents on council tax benefit and who pay nothing will receive the money directly.
This means about 5,600 elderly residents in the borough should expect to get a £50 cheque in April.
Cllr Merrick Cockell, the Leader of the Council, said: "The council sets the fifth lowest council tax in the country. It has also delivered greater efficiency year on year so we can now afford additional help for residents in these tough times."
The Royal Borough stresses the dividend is not a rebate.
Cllr Merrick added: "The amount is the same for all residents liable for council tax, thereby giving proportionately more help to those on the lowest incomes.
"It will be paid in April, when it might be most needed and it can provide a stimuls to the local economy if those who spend it do so locally."
For more information see the council website .