With energy prices higher than they have been for a long time and due to rise sharply again in the Autumn the Government has announced the following financial assistance for householders:-
Every household in the UK will get an energy bill discount of £400 this October (The £400 payment replaces a plan to give everyone in England, Scotland and Wales £200 off bills from October which would have been repaid over five years)
The poorest households will also get a payment of £650 to help - in two lump sums - one in July, the other this autumn.
There will be separate one-off payments of £300 to pensioner households and £150 to individuals receiving disability benefits.
For enquiries regarding the Council tax energy rebate please visit Council Tax pages.
On 13 July 2022 Ofgem launched a review into direct debit charging, following increases in direct debit charges between February and April 2022 when some households experienced an increase of more than 100%. Ofgem has told a number of energy suppliers to take immediate and urgent action to ensure direct debits are set correctly based on all relevant information available. (https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/ofgem-seeks-improvements-12-suppliers-relation-customer-direct-debit-setting?utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotMailer&utm_campaign=Daily-Alert_13-07-2022&utm_content=Ofgem+seeks+improvements+from+12+suppliers+in+relation+to+customer+direct+debit+setting&dm_i=1QCB,7XWM4,V4Y1DB,WGCSN,1).
Detailed below are some things you can do to lessen the impact of these higher prices.
Some actions you can take if you are struggling with your energy bills.
Save money and energy - discounts and energy grant schemes.
Some useful energy tips for around your home.
Most of the heating energy is lost through the building fabric.
A list of frequently asked questions and answers.
Join our collective switching scheme to help you get a better energy tariff.
How to keep damp and mould to a minimum.
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural sources, and natural processes.
Group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage.
The main risk from cold weather is heart and lung problems.
All forms of transport that use fossil fuels produce carbon emissions.
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Please also have a look at the Climate Change pages to see why saving energy is so important
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