Electricity customers will get a 12 rebate off their next energy bill as a result of Government moves to lower the cost to consumers of green levies.

The Government announced a number of measures last year to reduce the impact of social and environmental programmes on energy bills. It says overall these will cut household energy bills by 50/year on average (see the Government shakes up energy bills what does it mean for you? MSE News story).

One of these measures is to give electricity customers a 24 rebate, split into two 12 payments, over the next two years. If you pay by direct debit or on receipt of an electricity bill, you'll see a 12 credit automatically applied to the next bill you receive from this week onwards (join our free Cheap Energy Club to see if you can get a better deal).

If you pay for electricity via a pre-payment meter, look out for a letter from your supplier between now and November.

This letter will either include a 12 voucher – likely with a barcode – that you'll need to redeem for electricity credit when you next top up, or instructions to take your pre-payment key to a pre-payment vending site to collect your 12.

Every household that pays for electricity bills directly to their supplier should receive this rebate. If you don't get the 12 by the end of November, get in touch with your electricity supplier. The Government has set an absolute deadline of 28 February 2015 for suppliers to pay the rebate.

The other 12 rebate will be paid to electricity users in autumn 2015.

Martin Lewis
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