Government sets out new strategy to reduce fuel poverty

It includes a plan to increase help for vulnerable energy consumers with fuel bills and green upgrades to their homes, with low income families expected to save as much as £500

Utility Warehouse to pay £450k for overcharging energy customers

The supplier will refund and compensate 3,430 Warm Home Discount customers for charging them above the default tariff cap level

Smaller energy firms required to give £140 discount to vulnerable customers

Around 2.2m people currently receive the one-off discount under the Warm Home Discount scheme

UK Government launches £6bn energy efficiency package

Two consultations have been launched on the Energy Company Obligation and Warm Home Discount schemes

New energy suppliers join scheme to offer lower bills this winter

New energy suppliers have joined a scheme that helps low income householders who struggle to pay their bills during the winter. The Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme provides customers a one-off discount of £140 on their energy bills between October and April. Those customers who receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit can also benefit […]

Energy bill discounts for park home residents

Consumers living in park homes could receive free advice on energy efficiency and a discount on their winter fuel bills. It is part of Ofgem’s new trial to extend the Warm Home Discount scheme, which offers a rebate towards consumers’ electricity bills. It was launched in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and the impact […]

£140 off energy bills for more low income homes

An extra 70,000 low income and vulnerable households are to benefit from cheaper energy bills, DECC said. That means two million struggling families, pensioners and other vulnerable people will get a £140 discount next winter as part of the Warm Home Discount scheme. The initiative, which is being extended for another year, provides one-off rebates […]

DECC seeks to extend Warm Home Discount scheme

The UK Government is proposing to extend a scheme that gives fuel poor householders a one-off discount on their electricity bills. Currently in its fourth year, the Warm Home Discount (WHD) was launched in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and the impact of rising energy prices on low income and vulnerable households. Under the […]

SSE confirms £50 energy price cut for customers

SSE has confirmed an average price cut of 3.5% for gas and electricity, finally passing on the green tax savings to its customers. A typical annual dual fuel householder will see their energy bill fall from £1,224 to £1,186 and will also receive a £12 government rebate as a result of the Warm Home Discount […]

£54 cut in energy bills for ScottishPower customers

ScottishPower has confirmed plans to cut its gas and electricity prices for domestic customers by 3.3% this year. The reduction means around 2.2 million householders paying by monthly direct debit will see their dual fuel bill drop to £1,199 per year, which will come into effect on 31st January. The energy supplier will cut £42 […]