£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.
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