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 Warm Front Grants

Warm Front Grants

 Warm Front Heating Grants

Warm Front Government Grants were introduced by the UK government in 2009 to help make our homes more energy efficient and to reduce our heating bills.
The Warm Front scheme is a government-backed initiative which has forced the Big Six  energy suppliers ( British Gas – Eon- EDF etc)   a to fund the install of energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and heating upgrades, and have been given yearly carbon targets to meet.
Millions of homes have enjoyed Free Boilers, Free replacement storage heaters and free loft & Cavity wall insulation  since the scheme started.
Free Central Heating Grants have been recently added to the scheme too.
This provides A brand new central heating system fitted absolutely free for most properties.

 

Warmer Homes Discount Eon

The Warm Home Discount Scheme for 2022/23 is now open.

If you live in England or Wales you don’t need to apply anymore, however if you live in Scotland and think you’re part of the Broader Group you’ll need to apply.

 

What is the Warm Home Discount (WHD)?

The Warm Home Discount scheme is here to give some help to those who are potentially struggling to pay their energy bills during the cold winter months. It’s a one-off payment of £150 that is used as a credit on your electricity bills.

Who’s it funded by? Well it’s actually funded by participating energy suppliers, like us, who are trying to help our vulnerable customers and make sure that they can enjoy a cosy home without worrying about the cost of the bills.

 

Who can get the Warm Home Discount?

So in England and Wales there are now two Core Groups. There is “Core Group 1” those in receipt of the guaranteed element of pension credit and “Core Group 2” those on certain means tested benefits and the highest heating costs.

In Scotland there is still the “Core Group” and the “Broader Group”. If you’re in the Core Group then you may qualify for the Warm Home Discount automatically, and the DWP will get in touch to let you know.

If you live in Scotland and think that you’re part of the Broader Group then you’ll need to apply for it.

 

What do I need to do if I’m in Core group 1 or 2?

You will get a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who arrange for your payment to be made by your energy suppler. Whoever supplies you on 21 August 2022 will be responsible for giving you your payment.

To receive the Warm Home Discount you’ll need to be the named account holder or the partner of the account holder.

You may be part of the Core Group 1 if on the qualifying date you were receiving Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if they get Savings Credit as well) in England and Wales (And Scotland)

You may be part of the Core Group 2 (In England and Wales) if on the qualifying date you were in receipt of means tested benefits with the highest heating costs.

The eligible benefits for Core Group 2 include Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit, Housing benefit, Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits or Pension Credit Savings Credit

If you are eligible the Department for Work and Pensions will contact you directly over the winter of 2022/23.

If you haven’t been contacted by the end of December 2022, but think you do you qualify, you can find out more details about what to do on the WHD page on the government website.

 

Who falls into the Broader group?

The Broader group includes a wide range of people, including those who are on:

  • Income Support.

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s allowance.

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Universal Credit.

There are also a number of other requirements, for example having parental responsibility for a child under 5 or receiving the Disability allowance.

 

How and when will I get the payment?

You’ll receive the payment on your electricity account between November 2022 and March 2023.

If you’ve got a prepayment meter then we’ll send you a top-up voucher to redeem.

 

Will I still get the Warm Home Discount if I switch supplier?

If you’re in the Core group: The company that supplied your electricity on 21 August 2022 is responsible for giving you the discount, even if you’re now with another supplier. If we were your supplier and you’ve now left us, you’ll normally get this as either a cheque/cash voucher which can be cashed at the Post Office. If you still have a balance left to pay, we’ll put the discount onto your account to help you pay this off.

If you’re in the Broader group: If you switch electricity supplier before we’ve given you the Warm Home Discount, you’ll need to contact your new supplier and see if you can apply with them instead, as their criteria may be different. Unfortunately, applications can’t be transferred between suppliers, so you’ll need to make a new application with your new supplier. We won’t be able to give you the discount unless your electricity is supplied by us at the time we make the payment.

 

What happens if I move house?

If you’re in the Core group: As long as we were your supplier on 21 August 2022, you’ll still get the Warm Home Discount from us. If you still have a balance left to pay, we’ll put the discount onto your account to help you pay it off. If you’ve nothing left to pay, we’ll send you either a cheque/cash voucher which can be cashed at the Post Office. Please make sure you give us your new address, so we know where to send your cheque/cash voucher.

If you’re in the Broader group: As your Warm Home Discount application’s linked to the address and account number on your application, if you move house before the payment is made, your application will be closed.

 

How can I find out what benefits I receive?

To find out what benefits you’re currently receiving, you can contact the Pensions Service or Jobcentre Plus. We can only offer the Warm Home Discount if the electricity account holder or their partner receives the qualifying benefits. Unfortunately, if you don’t receive any benefits then you aren’t eligible for the scheme.

WarmFront Renamed As ECO

In January 2013 the Warm Front Grant  scheme was renamed as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) / Affordable Warmth Scheme but old habits die hard and many people still refer to the Scheme as Warm Front
Warm  Front is still  designed  to reduce carbon emissions to meet the carbon zero target for 2050
 Millions of homes benefited from this fantastic scheme over the last 10 years.

 

Top 9  Warm Front Grants – Heating & Insulation

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  1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
  2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
  3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
  4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING
  5. FREE INSULATION
  6. FREE BOILER SCHEME
  7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
  8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
  9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon

 

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Who Qualifies For The Free Warm Front Grant?

Most people that are eligible for a grant usually meet one of these conditions:

✅ They Receive a Qualifying Benefit

✅ They Are On A Low Income

✅ They Have Health conditions that affect Their Quality Of Life

✅ They Live In An Old House

✅ Their Home Is in epc Band  E – F – G

 

Which Benefits Qualify For A Warm Front  Grant ?

  • Child Benefit *
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee
  • Pension Credit – Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

 

Do You Have To Pay Back the Warm Front Grant ?

NO. Warm Front Grant Funding has been set aside by the Big Energy Companies and don’t need to be paid back.

They raise this money by a levy on all UK fuel bills so in effect are only giving you your money back!

Do not feel guilty!  Wales is supported by a similar scheme called Nest which is managed by British Gas.

If you are awarded a grant, you will not have to repay anything back in the future ,even if you move home.

The grant and warranty will be awarded free of charge as long as you meet the very strict criteria.

Warm Front Scheme – Why Should You Apply?

By insulating your home properly and upgrading your heating you can significantly reduce your heating bills as well as help to reduce global warming.

People who have applied for these measures in the past have all reported saving of over £300 per year in reduced bills.

 

How do I Claim The Warm Front Grant ?

Fill in the form  below  and a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss your application.

 

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Government Energy Grants- Top 9 To Reduce Your Energy Bills

 

 

  1. Energy Bills Support Scheme
  2. Cost of Living Payment
  3. The  Energy Price Guarantee
  4. Warm Home Discount
  5. Winter Fuel Payments
  6. Cold Weather Payments
  7. Disability Cost of Living Payment
  8. Pensioner Cost of Living Payment
  9. 0% VAT On Energy Saving Material
  1. Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grants

 

COST OF LIVING PAYMENT

This Cost Of Living Payment will be open to the whole of the UK

The cost of living payment  is especially for those on a low income or claiming benefits.

Households on means tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits, will receive a payment of £650 this year.

Disabled people will get an extra £150.

This will be paid automatically in two instalments.

 

Warm Home Discount

 

The Warm Home Discount Scheme  is a government grant scheme that will  save you £140 off your energy bills during the cold winter months.

With fuel prices increasing by up to 50% this year, this will be very welcome.

This blog is to inform who is eligible for this discount and how you apply.

Warm Home Discount Helpline

0800 731 0214

 

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)  provides upfront capital grants of £5000 or £6000 to encourage property owners to replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems including heat pumps and biomass boilers.

Location England, Wales

How much can you get From £5,000 to £6,000

Closing date

 

Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Grants

National  grant that provides electric vehicle drivers who rent or live in flats with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points

Who can apply Personal / Individual

How much can you get From One grant of either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower for a chargepoint installation to One grant of £350

Closing date

Workplace Charging Scheme

 

The Workplace Charging Scheme  is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible businesses with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints.

  • All businesses can use it to help provision chargepoints for their staff or fleets.

  • Charities and small accommodation businesses can further use it to provision chargepoints for their guests or visitors.

    LocationNational Scheme

    How much can you get –From £350 to £14,000

    Closing date  

  • EV chargepoint and infrastructure grants for landlords

    The grants provide  landlords funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints and relating supporting infrastructure in rental and leasehold properties.

    Location National

    How much can you get –

  • £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install chargepoint installation .

    Closing date

    EV infrastructure grant for staff and fleets

    The grants provide small and medium sized businesses funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints and relating supporting infrastructure for their staff and fleet vehicles

    Location National

    How much can you get From One grant of either £2,850 or 75% off the cost of installing infrastructure and a chargepoint, whichever amount is lower to 5 grants of up to £15,000, totalling £75,000

    Closing date

    Disabled Facilities Grants

  • Help For Pensioners

    Help For Pensioners

    Disabled Facilities Grants can help meet the cost of making changes to your home so you or someone you live with can live safely and independently.

  • People of all ages and tenures can apply to their local council for a grant.

    Location England, Wales, Northern Ireland

    How much can you get From  -£1 to £36,000

    Closing date

    Green Heat Network Fund

    The Green Heat Network Fund is a 3 year, £288 million capital grant fund that will support the commercialisation and construction of new low and zero carbon (LZC) heat networks .

    It aims to develop and grow the heat network market and to address some of the challenges of decarbonising the UK’s heat sector.

    Location England

    How much can you get From £1 to £1 million

    Closing date

    Business Education Service

    The purpose of the Business Education Service is to provide the owners of small businesses access to guidance on the interpretation and application of UK consumer law.

    Location England, Wales, Scotland

    How much can you get From £386,000 to £386,000

    Closing date

  • Help to Grow: Digital

  • Free Home Insulation

    Free Home Insulation

    Eligible businesses can get 50% off, up to £5,000, on approved Digital Accounting and Customer Relationship Management software.

    They can also receive free, impartial advice and guidance about what digital technology is best suited to your business and how it can boost your business’ performance

    Location National

    How much can you get    From £1 to £5000

    Closing date

    Help to Grow: Management

    The Help to Grow: Management course is for business owners, leaders, or senior managers from all business sectors.

    • Designed to be undertaken alongside full-time work, the time commitment is 50 hours over 12 weeks. The course is 90% funded by the government, and with a one-off fee of only £750 upfront, Help to Grow:

      Location National

      How much can you get From £1 to £6750

      Closing date

    • BFI Development Fund

    • The BFI Development Fund awards money from the National Lottery to support formal development of original live action, emerging media and animation feature filmmaking from treatments to production-ready screenplays from storytellers demonstrating a bold vision and creative excellence.

      Funding organisation British Film Institute (BFI)

      How much can you get From £1 to £250,000

      Closing date

    • UK Tradeshow Programme (UKTP)

      UK businesses that are currently exporting can apply for support to exhibit at or attend approved overseas tradeshows and conferences and potentially receive grants to cover some costs.

      Location National

      How much can you get From £200 to £4,000

      Closing date

    • Woodland Partnership (Forestry England)

    • A lease scheme available are looking for land plots suitable for tree planting ideally of 50Ha+. Once the lease is agreed FE will design, plant and manage the new woodland and the landowner will receive a negotiated rent.

      Location England

      How much can you get From £100 to £300 per hectare per year

      Closing date

    • Youth Investment Fund (Phase 2)

    • The Youth Investment Fund will level up areas where youth need is high and provision is low, creating a level playing field for young people to have equal access to youth services, trusted youth workers, and dedicated youth facilities that deliver positive outcomes.

  • Investment is targeted in areas of greatest need and enables local youth organisations in 45 local authorities and over 600 district wards in England to apply.

    Location England

    How much can you get From £1 to £8.7 million

    Closing date

  • Local Integration of Women’s Services

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) would like to invite bids to improve the integration of women’s services in local areas into a Whole System Approach (WSA) to address the often-complex needs of women in or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system.

  • This grant therefore aims to establish a whole system approach to local women’s services. This will bring together criminal justice agencies, other statutory services (like health, substance misuse, accommodation, domestic abuse and employment), and voluntary sector women’s services.

    Location England, Wales

    How much can you get From £125,000 over 3 years to £300,000 over 3 years

    Closing date

  • Community Engagement Fund

    The Community Engagement Fund is a £150,000 grant fund to support grassroots and community groups to engage communities and raise awareness of priority Home Office policy areas and the support available.

    Location National

    How much can you get From £5,000 to £10,000

    Closing date

  • Business Support for ScotlandFindbusinesssupport.gov.scot can direct your business to all public sector support available in Scotland.Location ScotlandClosing date

    Top 9  Warm Front Grants – Heating & Insulation

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    1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
    2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
    3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
    4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING
    5. FREE INSULATION
    6. FREE BOILER SCHEME
    7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
    8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
    9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

    Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

    ✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

    ✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

    ✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

    ✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

    ✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon

     

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Government Grants -How To Apply In 2 Minutes! [2022]

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You have probably heard of the various Government grants over the years and wondered how you go about applying.

It actually is a very easy process and we will do our best to help you to apply for any grants you may be entitled to.

 

What Is a Government Grant?

A government grant is a sum of money given to a business or individual by the government to support them in their daily living costs.
Examples of different types include government grants for housing and heating & insulation , help with energy bills etc.

What  Government Grants Are Available?

The most popular grants that are available are Heating & Insulation Grants. You need to be on a benefit to qualify.

There are also lot of Grants  for people who are struggling with household costs, especially as energy bills which have gone through the roof this year.

We has been chartered with helping the whole UK get through the cost of living crisis and billions of £ worth of help has been made available.

This blog is to help you through the winter with lots of help & support from the Government.

 

Top 9  Government Grants – Heating & Insulation

 

 

 

  1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
  2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
  3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
  4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING
  5. FREE INSULATION
  6. FREE BOILER SCHEME
  7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
  8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
  9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

 

How To Apply For A Government Grant ?

Simply click  the Apply Here button and fill in a short survey.

We will do the rest

 

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Government Grants For Heating & Insulation

The most important grant to help you with the cost of living are the various heating  grants which are currently free of charge to people on benefits.

Upgrading heating will reduce your energy bills by up to 30%.

 

Cost of Living Payment

This Cost Of Living Payment will be open to the whole of the UK

The cost of living payment  is especially for those on a low income or claiming benefits.

Cost of living support will probably be around for the next 2 years as energy bills are expected to be high for the next 2 years or so.

Households on means tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits, will receive a payment of £650 this year.

Disabled people will get an extra £150.

This will be paid automatically in two instalments.

 

 Warm Home Discount

 

The Warm Home Discount Scheme  is a government grant scheme that will  save you £140 off your energy bills during the cold winter months.

With fuel prices increasing by up to 50% this year, this will be very welcome.

This blog is to inform who is eligible for this discount and how you apply.

How To Apply For Warm Home Discount

0800 731 0214

 

Cold Weather Payment

The Cold Weather Payment is a winter fuel allowance granted by the government to those who meet the qualifying criteria.

If you’re eligible, you could be due a payment of £25 every time the average temperature in your area hits zero degrees celsius or below, for seven or more consecutive days between 1st November and 31st March.

Winter Fuel Payment.

The Winter Fuel Payment was introduced in 1997 and is an annual tax-free heating allowance of between £100 and £300 made to those over pensionable age who may require assistance with their heating costs during the winter.

The winter fuel allowance is not means-tested, which means you can still qualify if you’re working or claiming benefits.

The payment  is usually credited to your electricity bill by your supplier, or you will receive a voucher to redeem if you’re a pay-as-you-go customer.

The Warm Home Discount  payment may be able to split the credit between electricity and gas.

 

Pensioner Cost of Living Support

 

In the winter months pensioners can get between £100 and £300 to help pay heating bills.

This winter, they will also receive an extra one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid as an automatic top-up to the Winter Fuel Payment.

Check if you’re eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment

 

Disability Cost of Living Payment

Individuals on disability benefits will receive a one-off £150 payment in September to help with extra costs, such as for specialist equipment or transport.

This is in addition to the £650 Cost of Living Payment for disabled people who also receive means tested benefits.

Check if you’re eligible for the Disability Cost of Living Payment

Council Tax rebate

If you live in Council Tax bands A to D in England you’ll get £150 back from your Council Tax bill (4 out of 5 households in England).

For most people the rebate is automatic, however if you don’t pay your Council Tax by direct debit then get in touch with your Council.

More information on the Council Tax rebate

 

 

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 Household Support Fund

£1.5 billion has been made available to support the most vulnerable to cover their essential daily costs, like energy bills. Recipients include pensioners and families with children.

Contact your local Council to check if you’re eligible for the Household Support Fund

 

 

Help paying your Water Bill

Many water companies run hardship schemes or fund independent charitable trusts which can help you pay your bills.

Get support paying your Water Bill

 

 Get help with all or part of your rent

 

You may get help with all or part of your rent.

There’s no set amount of housing costs support and what you get will depend on whether you rent privately or from a council or housing association.

Use a benefits calculator to find out if you can get benefits to help pay your rent

 

 Universal Credit if you’re unemployed or on low income

If you and/or your partner are responsible for paying rent for the home you live in, or if you have a mortgage, Universal Credit may provide help towards the cost.

Check if you are eligible for Universal Credit

 

Housing benefit

Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent if you are state pension age or you’re in supported, sheltered or temporary accommodation

Check if you are eligible for Housing Benefit 

 

Support for additional housing costs

You may be able to get support for additional housing costs if you’re already claiming Housing Benefit.

Contact your local Council to find out what support you can get

 

 Council Tax support schemes

Councils run support schemes to help people on low incomes with their Council Tax bill.

Contact your local Council to find out what support is available

 

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you are on certain benefits you may be eligible for Discretionary Housing Payments which provide financial support to help with rent or housing costs.

Check if you’re eligible for a discretionary housing payment

Why Apply For A Government Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding

 

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Warm Front Grants  –Top 8 To Reduce Bills!

People who receive government benefits and LOW-INCOME households are being urged by Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert to make use of “free government cash” to make their homes more energy efficient and help reduce their heating bills by as much as £350 per year.

Home Owners and Private Tenants who receive a qualifying benefit  such as Universal Credit and Pension Credit can apply for the new Energy Saving Grants that will save them lots of money on their energy bills.

We recommend you take advantage of  all grants from the government  to help to ease the cost of living by reducing your gas and electric bills.

You may be eligible for 1 or more of the below grants.

 

  1. Cost of Living Payment
  2. Warm Home Discount
  3. Winter Fuel Payments –  £300 increase to the winter fuel payment
  4. Cold Weather Payments
  5. The Energy Price Guarantee
  6. Disability Cost of Living Payment – one-off payment of £150 in September for DLA
  7. Pensioner Cost of Living Payment
  8. 0% VAT On Energy Saving Materials

 

Cost of Living Payment

The Chancellor has confirmed a £650 one-off payment to support the country’s most vulnerable.

This  £650 package for the eight million Britons who receive means-tested benefits.

SEE GOV UK SITE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme introduced in 2011  to help tackle fuel poverty and provide people with the financial help  needed to stay warm during the winter months

£150 is available to those that meet the criteria.

This discount scheme is both for households with standard credit meters and with pay-as-you-go or prepayment meters, and will be applied directly to your account .

If you have a prepayment meter, your discount will most likely come in voucher form to top up your account.

SEE GOV UK SITE FOR WARM HOME DISCOUNT

 

Who Qualifies For  The Warm Home Discount?

Each supplier has their own set of qualifying criteria and a limited number of discounts they will pay out.

Those eligible for the Warm Home Discount fall into one of two groups:

  • Core Group: 
  • For those on the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, who receive the Warm Home Discount automatically, as long as this also applied to them on 4 July 2021.
  • Broader Group: Other energy consumers on low income or means-tested benefits can apply too.

Winter Fuel Payment.

The Winter Fuel Payment was introduced in 1997 and is an annual tax-free heating allowance of between £100 and £300 made to those over pensionable age who may require assistance with their heating costs during the winter.

The winter fuel allowance is not means-tested, which means you can still qualify if you’re working or claiming benefits.

The payment  is usually credited to your electricity bill by your supplier, or you will receive a voucher to redeem if you’re a pay-as-you-go customer.

The Warm Home Discount  payment may be able to split the credit between electricity and gas.

 

Cold Weather Payment

The Cold Weather Payment is a winter fuel allowance granted by the government to those who meet the qualifying criteria.

If you’re eligible, you could be due a payment of £25 every time the average temperature in your area hits zero degrees celsius or below, for seven or more consecutive days between 1st November and 31st March.

 

The Energy Price Guarantee

The government’s Energy Price Guarantee will limit the price that you are charged for each unit of energy. The scheme does not cap your bill at £2,500, your bill amount is still based on how much energy you use.

However, if you use more gas or electricity, you will pay more.

 

Disability Cost of Living Payment – one-off payment of £150 in September for DLA

About six million disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 disability cost of living payment by the end of October 2022

For disabled people on low incomes, this extra support comes on top of other cost of living payments – £400 for all households to help with energy bills and an extra £150 for properties in Council Tax bands A-D in England.

Those being paid a qualifying disability benefit should receive the payment automatically so there is no need to apply

The payment will help disabled people with the rising cost of living and higher disability-related costs they often face, such as care and mobility needs.

Minister for disabled people, health and work Chloe Smith said: “We know disabled people can face additional costs, which is why we are acting to help reduce the financial pressures on the most vulnerable.

 

Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023, you will get an extra £300 for your household paid with your normal payment from November 2022. This is in addition to any Cost of Living Payment you get with your benefit or tax credits.

The full amount of Winter Fuel Payment you will get for winter 2022 to 2023 depends on your circumstances. These amounts are for winter 2022 to 2023 only.

Your circumstances Born between 26 September 1942 and 25 September 1956 Born on or before 25 September 1942
You qualify and live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) £500 £600
You qualify and live with someone under 80 who also qualifies £250 £350
You qualify and live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies £250 £300
You qualify and live with a partner who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits £500 – only one of you will get the payment £600 – only one of you will get the payment
You qualify and live with someone (not your partner) who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits £500 – you’ll both get the payment £600 – you’ll both get the payment
You qualify, live in a care home and do not get certain benefits £250 £300

 

0% VAT On Energy Saving Materials

VAT cut to 0% on energy saving materials

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that VAT on energy-saving materials such as Solar Panels and Heat Pumps is being reduced from 5% to 0%.

The change will take effect from 1st April 2022 and last for five years.

 

Are There Energy Grants In Scotland?

Yes –  The Home Energy Scotland Loan is a scheme available to homeowners who want to make ‘energy improvements’ to their household.

You can get a completely interest-free loan up to £5000 fron The Scottish Government which you can repay over an agreed term.

The loan is and is repayable across five years (if you borrow less than £5,000) or 10 years (if you borrow the full £5,000).

 

What Energy Improvements Can Be Made With This Loan?

These improvements include:

• Heating systems, e.g. gas, oil, or LPG boilers

• Double glazing and secondary glazing

• Renewable energy systems, e.g. solar panels

• Energy storage systems, e.g. solar batteries

 

Who Can Apply For An Energy Grant?

All homeowners in Scotland are allowed to apply.

Your  credit rating will be  assessed to determine if you are eligible.

All successful applicants have to pay an administrative fee, which is 1.5% of the total amount being borrowed.

 

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What Is The Eco 4 Grant Scheme

This is a government funded scheme known as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) that large suppliers must follow to help low income households afford to make their homes energy efficient.

Under the scheme, suppliers with more than 150,000 customers are required to offer energy efficient home improvements to low-income households.

The ECO scheme launched in 2013.

Under the scheme, medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households.

Each supplier has an overall target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain.

It is only available to people who get certain benefits and are classed as low income households

Heating & Insulation grants worth many millions have been given out over the last 8 years and have helped many low income households with free upgrades.

 

How do I get it?ECO is not a government grant, but one large energy suppliers support to households installing energy improvements.

Warm Front Payments

According To Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert the cost of living has skyrocketed across the board in the UK with many basic human needs being subject to up to 20% price increases for 2022.
This has  put a lot of pressure on peoples finances and many more people are now in fuel poverty as a result.
Energy bills are rapidly rising amid soaring wholesale gas prices and many people have been plunged into fuel poverty, having to choose whether to Heat or Eat.
The energy price cap is now longer fit for purpose and switching  fuel suppliers is pointless as there are very few deals available now.
The only way forward is to reduce your heating costs by cutting down on your energy usage.
The best way to do this is to upgrade your heating and insulation which will cut down your energy usage by up to 25 %.

 

What Has Gone Up In Price?

  • Many households are now  forking out around £60 more per month for their gas and electricity due to April’s energy price cap increase of 54%.
  • Council tax, national insurance, mobile, broadband and water bills also went up in April amid a backdrop of soaring inflation.
  • Mortgage rates and rents.
  • Food inflation at 20 %
  • Fuel has gone up 20%  meaning  higher prices for goods and services.

Government Energy Rebates – Dont Miss Yours!

The UK’s cost of living crisis has forced the Government to offer financial support to all Uk  Homes in the way of an energy rebate.

Soaring inflation and energy prices have hit households hard, adding hundreds, if not thousands, to annual bills.

See The Ofgem Site For Details

 

What Is the Energy Bill Rebate?

The original plan, announced earlier this year, was for Government Energy Rebates  households to receive a £200 discount on their energy bills in October, with the Government meeting the costs.

This rebate would have been paid back over five years from 2023, with customers paying an additional £40 on their bills each year.

However, the Chancellor announced in May the discount would be increased to £400 and will no longer have to be paid back.

 

When Will I Get The Government Energy Rebate Payment?

Energy suppliers will send the money to households with a domestic electricity meter over six months, starting from October.

Direct debit and credit customers will have the money credited to their account, while customers with pre-payment meters will have the money applied to their meter or paid via a voucher.

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