It’s always good to save money where you can. Under the Warm Home Discount Scheme, you may be able to reduce your winter electricity bill if you’re in receipt of Guarantee Credit (as part of Pension Credit), or certain other means-tested benefits. Your energy supplier will need to be part of the scheme and if you qualify, the Department for Work and Pensions will send you a letter automatically between October and December.
If eligible, you could get £140 off your electricity bill between October and March, and you may also qualify for a gas bill reduction. If you’re unsure about your eligibility, you can call their Helpline on 0800 731 0214. You can also contact your energy supplier to see if they’re participating in the scheme.
You can get support with heating bills through similar schemes, such as the government’s Winter Fuel Payment – visit the gov.uk website to learn more.