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Households in Northern Ireland, in park homes and those using alternative fuels will receive energy grants in 2023 - here's what you need to know

If you live in Northern Ireland, or you're in Great Britain but you don't pay for your energy bills directly or you use alternative fuels, you'll receive your up to £600 energy support payment in early 2023, the Government has confirmed.

24 January 2023

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

Live in Northern Ireland? You can get a free £100 to spend on the high street – here's how to apply

People living in Northern Ireland can get a completely free prepaid card topped up with £100 to spend on the high street under a new 'Spend Local' scheme spearheaded by the Northern Irish Government. But you've only got until 25 October to apply.

5 October 2021

Under 26s can now get free NHS dental treatment in Scotland

Anyone aged 25 and under who is registered with a Scottish dental practice can now get free NHS treatment. The change takes force immediately and patients aren’t required to opt-in. Those who started a course of NHS treatment before their 26th birthday can also now get this for free.

25 August 2021

Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 Covid disruption payment - how to claim it

Thousands of students in Northern Ireland are to get a one-off £500 payment from the government in a bid to help those struggling with the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

5 February 2021

Power NI to hike electricity prices by 6%

Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 6.1%, meaning the typical bill for those on its standard tariff will jump by £35/year.

15 August 2019

Firmus Energy to hike gas prices by 12%

Gas supplier Firmus Energy is set to hit all 87,000 of its customers in Northern Ireland with an up to 12% hike

6 September 2018

Power NI to hike electricity prices by nearly 14%

Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI is to hike electricity prices by 13.8%

16 August 2018

SSE Airtricity to hike gas prices by 7.8% in Northern Ireland

Around 145,000 mains gas customers in Northern Ireland are set to see prices increase by an average £39/year from April

8 March 2018

Power NI to hike electricity prices by 5.6%

Northern Ireland's largest energy supplier Power NI has announced it is to hike electricity prices by 5.6%

17 August 2017