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Martin Lewis grills Energy Secretary over lack of action on standing charges and missing support for vulnerable households this winter

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has been questioned by founder Martin Lewis about his lack of action to bring down standing charges and why he's yet to introduce an energy social tariff.

19 July 2023

Royal British Legion offering veterans and their families grants of up to £1,200 to help pay bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply

The UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the armed forces community has today launched a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

23 June 2023

Energy grants worth millions of pounds are STILL available to help you pay your energy bills – check what your supplier is offering

Struggling to pay energy bills? Check if you can get a grant worth £1,000s from your supplier – plus how to apply.

29 December 2022

Warm Home Discount scheme reopens for people living in England and Wales - here's how to check if you're eligible

Households on certain benefits living in England and Wales can get £150 off their energy bills this winter under the Warm Home Discount after the scheme reopened this week. However, unlike previous years, you won't be able to apply for it as you should get it automatically - here's how to check if you're eligible.

15 November 2022

More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty

Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.

21 October 2022

How you'll receive the £400 energy bill discount from your supplier

Millions of households in Britain will get £400 this winter to help with rising energy bills as part of the Government's 'Energy Bills Support Scheme'. Exactly how you'll be paid this money depends on your supplier and how you pay for your energy bills.

18 October 2022

Government announces further details on energy support for UK households - including a cap on bills in Northern Ireland

Household energy bills in Northern Ireland will be capped from 1 November, the Government has today confirmed. An extra £100 will also be given to those who live off-grid in the UK and use alternative fuels, such as heating oil or LPG to heat their homes. Here's what you need to know.

21 September 2022

Together Energy customer? Check your final bill now as hundreds of customers have been wrongly charged a £40 exit fee

Thousands of Together Energy customers have been sent their final bill containing an incorrect ‘early contract termination’ fee of £40. Check your statement now to see if you’ve been wrongly charged.

21 March 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.

15 February 2022

Scottish households in council tax bands A to D to be given £150 to battle cost of living crisis

Close to two million households in Scotland will be given £150 to help cushion against the cost of living crisis. The money will be given to those in council tax bands A to D, as well as those eligible for council tax reductions.

11 February 2022