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Universal Credit and other benefit claimants in Northern Ireland to get £200 towards energy bills - here's what you need to know

It comes as part of a new £55 million support package designed to help around 280,000 people with the cost of living.

14 January 2022

Apply now to get £140 off your energy bill via the Warm Home Discount – but hurry as schemes are starting to close

Households on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. It comes as major suppliers, including British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22.

10 January 2022

Welsh households on universal credit and other benefits to get £100 towards energy bills

Universal credit claimants and those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits will get £100 towards their energy bills this winter, the Welsh Government has announced. It comes as part of a new £51 million support package designed to help around 350,000 people with the cost of living.

16 November 2021

Government WRONGLY tells 10 million people to switch energy tariff – many of them vulnerable

In an embarrassing move from the DWP, 10 million people will receive a letter with information encouraging them to switch to a cheaper energy tariff, despite energy prices at a record high and firms going bust left, right and centre.

10 November 2021

Green Homes Grant 'a flop' with as few as one in six homeowners who apply able to find installers

A new snapshot poll from MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis lays bare some of the problems with the new Green Homes Grant scheme

20 October 2020

Feeling the chill? Check if you're eligible for winter fuel help incl £140 warm home discount

Pensioners and people on certain benefits can get £100s off their winter energy bills

24 January 2019

Utilita customer? Apply NOW for a £140 energy discount

Energy supplier Utilita has opened up applications for the Warm Home Discount, but you'll need to act quick

13 August 2018

Problems paying your bills? New campaign launched to help those in difficulty

Three-quarters of low income families struggled with their energy bills last year, jeopardising their child's health

14 January 2015

Green Deal launches to help insulate homes

Households can get energy-saving improvements installed from today without having to pay the cost up-front

28 January 2013

Warm Front energy grant scheme open for applications

The Warm Front scheme that provides grants up to £6,000 to insulate homes has reopened but fewer households will qualify

15 April 2011