£400 discount for household energy bills 2022
The Government will pay a £400 discount to consumers (via their energy suppliers) over 6 months. Payments will start from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support to pay their energy bills throughout the winter.
Warm home discount
The Warm home discount is a credit of up to £140 that is added to your electricity account. You can get it if you receive pension credit or have a low income.
Winter fuel payment
You could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. You are eligible for the winter fuel payment if you were born on or before 26 September 1955.
Cold weather payment
With the cold weather payment, you may be able to get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. To be eligible:
- you must be getting certain benefits
- the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0 degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days
You can find more information on support to help you pay energy bills at Citizens Advice.
For up to date information on saving money on your energy bills, visit Money Saving Expert.