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15 March 2023 - The Government announced the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) will remain in place until the end of June 2023. The EPG reduces (compared to the undiscounted price of energy) the amount you can be charged per unit of gas or electricity, to an annual equivalent of around £2,500 for a typical household in Great Britain. 

However, due to the end of the Energy Bill Support Scheme in March 2023, some customers will see an increase in their energy bills from April. What you actually pay will depend on your usage, and your payment method.       For more Information please visit Energy Price Guarantee - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).


9 January 2023 - The current scheme which caps the unit cost of gas and electricity for all UK businesses, Charities and the Public Sector expires at the end of March. It will be replaced with a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme that offers a discount on wholesale prices rather than a fixed price. Energy advice for businesses can be found on Ofgem’s webpages, Energy advice for businesses | Ofgem


3 January 2023 - The Government announced that further cost of living payments will be made between Spring 2023 and Spring 2024. Eligible households will receive up to £1,350 from the Government to help with the cost of living. These payments will be made automatically in 3 instalments over the course of the financial year.

For more information about eligibility and payment amounts please click the following link:   Cost of Living Payment - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


The Royal British Legion, the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces community, has launched a new grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £2,400 a year (£200 a month), and is available across the UK.

For more information about the scheme please click the following link: Cost of Living Grants (britishlegion.org.uk)


The high cost of energy has demonstrated the need for improving the energy efficiency of homes.

Residents have let us know how Council schemes have helped them to feel warmer and cut energy consumption in their homes.

Are you struggling with      your energy bills?

Some actions you can take if you are struggling with your energy bills.

 Grant Schemes

 Save money and energy - discounts and energy grant schemes.

 Energy Tips

Some useful energy tips for around your home.


 Home Energy

Most of the heating energy is lost through the building fabric.

 Energy FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions and answers.

 Energy Switching

Join our collective switching scheme to help you get a better energy tariff.


 Damp & Mould

How to keep damp and mould to a minimum.



 Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy generated from natural sources, and natural processes.

 Solar Together Kent

Group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage.

 Keep Warm, Keep Well

The main risk from cold weather is heart and lung problems.

 Green Travel

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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Email: energy@dover.gov.uk