Help with energy bills
Managing the rising cost of energy bills is a real worry for many households. Advice, support and online tools are available, ranging from how to reduce energy bills to how to access social tariffs. Visit our home energy page for more information.
You could get £140 off your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
If you were born on or before 26 September 1955 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.
Use the Energy Monitor tool for an easy way to stay on top of your bills. Consider switching providers to obtain a better tariff.
If you’re worried about not being able to keep up to date with payments or you already have arrears on your energy bills, visit StepChange's website for support.
Smart meters measure how much gas and electricity you’re using via a remote connection to your energy supplier. They come with an in-home display screen to help you visualise your energy usage and support you to reduce your energy consumption. Visit Energy Saving Trust's website for more information.
Energy trusts are unique to your supplier, if you are struggling to pay bills or have utility debts contact your provider – you can find their contact details on a recent bill or on their website.
You might be able to get help from the British Gas Energy Trust – you don’t need to be a British Gas customer. To find out more, visit British Gas Energy Trust's website.
If you're struggling to pay your water bill, you may be entitled to help.
Customers may be eligible for multiple financial support schemes, depending on their circumstances. Visit their website to see if you meet the criteria.