Home Heat Helpline

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There’s lots of help available for people worried about their energy bills.
Find out more about what you can do to reduce energy bills with grants and funding available.

The Home Heat Phone Line closed on 30th June 2016, however we are still committed to helping you with improving your home energy efficiency to reduce energy bills.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm Home Discount Scheme is offers £140 off electricity bills each winter between October and March. The Warm Home Discount is a scheme run by the government and energy companies. Customers that qualify will get a £140 discount off their electricity bill this winter. For those eligible, they will either receive a letter this winter from the Department for Work and Pensions or be able to apply directly for a discount from energy supplies. Find out more about the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Every Household To Receive Up To £350 To Help With Energy Bills

As announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, households across the UK are to get up to £350 to soften the blow of the fast-rising energy prices.

Regardless of your supplier or tariff, there will be an automatic discount on your energy bills. Read more.

Council Tax Rebate Of £150 In April To All Households In England In Council Tax Bands A to D.

The Chancellor has also announced a total of £565 million in funding for the Governments of Great Britain to provide for households. Read more.

£144 Million Discretionary Fund For Those On Low Incomes

This fund has has been set up to help those on low incomes who don’t qualify for the £150 support above because, for example, they’re exempt from council tax.

Priority Services Register

The Priority Services Register is run by energy suppliers and offers extra free services to pensioners, people who are registered disabled, have a hearing or visual impairment, or have long term ill-health. To apply, you need to sign up to your supplier’s Priority Services Register. If you have different suppliers for electricity and gas, you will need to register with each one. Get in touch with your supplier for more information and eligibility.

Unable To Pay Bills In Extreme Circumstances

In the event that you encounter extreme financial circumstances where you are unable to afford your energy bills, or even keep up repayments on your mortgage, there are options available that can help get you through.

One option is selling your home, however, this will come with challenges. If this is something you know little about, you’ll be surprised to learn that this can be a very simple (where you have no heavy lifting), costless (where there are no fees payable by you) and a speedy process (where this is possible is as little as 2 weeks).

You can learn more by speaking to a specialist cash property buyer who focuses on the ‘we buy any house‘ market, where you can sell your property for cash, in any condition, in any location.

For more energy advice, take a look at the top tips on how to save money and reduce energy consumption, including other ways to improve energy efficiency in the home.

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