Household bills

Learn more about schemes available to help you cover your energy costs. This page has information on financial support available across the country. There may be further local support available depending on your area.
Household bills support


Energy Bills Support Scheme 

All households with an electricity supply in England, Scotland, and Wales, will have £400 taken off their energy bills between October 2022 and March 2023. The same support is also available to households in Northern Ireland through the Northern Ireland Energy Bills Support Scheme. 

You do not need to apply or contact your energy supplier to receive this discount.  

Find out more about the Energy Bills Support Scheme


Warm Home Discount Scheme 

The Warm Home Discount is available in England, Wales, and Scotland. You could get £150 off your electricity bill for the winter of 2022-23. Your energy supplier must be part of the scheme, and the payment is sent directly to them.  

To be eligible, you must either be receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or be on a low income and receiving qualifying benefits or tax credits. 

Check if your energy supplier is part of the scheme and find more information on eligibility

The Warm Home Discount is not available in Northern Ireland, but the Affordable Warmth Scheme is available instead.  


Here for you 

If you have further questions about the cost of living, how it is impacting you, and what help is available in your area, the Information, Advocacy and Care team are available on 0800 652 6352 or to offer information and support. If they can’t help you, they are more than happy to signpost you to local services close to you, or to other people who can help.