Warm Home Discount Scheme
You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2017-18 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
This scheme aims to support vulnerable households to afford their winter fuel bill by making a one-off payment of up to £140 directly to your electricity supplier between September 2017 and March 2018.
There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:
- You receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
- You are on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme
Your energy supplier decides who can get the discount so you need to contact them directly to check eligibility and make an application. It is important you do this as early as possible as the number of discounts a supplier can give is limited. You can still receive the discount even if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.
For more information and to check which suppliers are part of the scheme, visit www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme.