Warm Home Discount SchemeOctober 7, 2016 11:19 am
The Warm Home Discount is a government led scheme introduced in 2011 to offer support to those struggling to afford their energy bills.
What will I receive?
For Winter 2016 to 2017 you could get as much as a £140 reduction on your electricity bill.
The money does not get paid directly to you as it is a one-off reduction on your electricity bill between October and April.
Am I eligible for the scheme?
You are eligible for the scheme if on 10 July 2016 the following applied:
- Your electricity supplier was taking part in the scheme
- Yours or your partners name was on the electricity bill
- You were receiving the Guarantee Credit Element
What if I dont apply?
If you are on a low income or get certain means-tested benefits please check with your supplier to see if you are eligible.
Is my energy supplier taking part in the scheme?See the drop-down menu for a list of all electricity providers currently taking part in the scheme
- Bristol Energy
- British Gas
- Co-Operative Energy
- EDF Energy
- Equipower (Ebico)
- Equigas (Ebico)
- Extra Energy
- First Utility
- GB Energy
- M&S Energy
- Our Power
- Sainsburys Energy
- Scottish Gas
- Scottish Hydro
- Scottish Power
- Southern Electric
- Utility Warehouse
How do I make a claim?
If you qualify for the discount you will receive a letter by 16 of December at the latest telling you to:
- Not apply (you will receive the discount automatically)
- To apply by February 28th, 2017 (the letter will explain how to apply)
What if I havent received my letter?
If you havent received your letter but believe you qualify for the discount, please contact the Warm Home Discount Team on:
0345 603 9439
Lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm)