Heating tips

We’re all conscious that this year, more than before, we need to think about our energy consumption and, in particular, our heating bills. We’ve pulled together some of the financial support that is available, so you can establish which of it is applicable to you.

This winter (2022-23), all eligible households will be given a £400 non-repayable discount through the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS).

The discount is automatic. If you get a message asking for your bank details, this could be a scam. You can report messages you think are suspicious on this form.

The discount will be applied to your monthly household electricity bill for 6 months starting in October 2022. You’ll get:

  • £66 in October and November
  • £67 in December, January, February and March

You’ll get the discount monthly, even if you pay for your energy quarterly or use a payment card.

If you receive pension credit you may be entitled to £140 warm home discount

The local council are offering cold weather payments of £25 per week from November until March.

For advice on any of the above call the Local Energy Advice Partnership on 0800 060 7567 or visit https://applyforleap.org.uk/.

There’s more advice on energy bill relief on the Government’s website here.

We’ve also got a blog post with organisations you can seek help from to cope with the cost of living crisis.