Help With Energy Bills

You might be eligible for further help to pay your bills:

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 26th September 1955 you could get a payment of £100-£300 towards the cost of your energy bills. There are full details of eligibility and how to apply here.

Cold Weather Payment

You might be able to get a Cold Weather Payment if you get support for mortgage interest, or certain benefits including income support, job-seekers allowance or pension benefit. You get a payment if the weather is on or below freezing for 7 consecutive days. Cold Weather Payments can  start from 1st November, and you can get £25 per each cold week.

https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment

Warm Home Discount Scheme

The warm home discount scheme could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022. The scheme opens on 18 October 2021.

The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill between October and March. You might be eligible if you are on pension credit, or on a low income. More details here.

Other sources of help

The British Gas Energy Trust help people in fuel poverty. You do not have to be a British Gas customer to qualify. More here.

Eon also provide support for existing customers: https://www.eonenergy.com/more-for-your-home/energy-fund.html as do

EDF https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/help-centre/faq/can-i-get-grant-help-me-pay-my-energy

Octopus energy advice https://octopus.energy/blog/struggling-to-pay/