Chancellor announcement: Households to get energy bill discounts of £400.
The Energy Bills Support Scheme will end on 31 March 2023. The government has not extended this support.
All UK households will get a grant which will reduce energy bills by £400 over six months, from October 2022. On the 26 May 2022 the then Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced various grants for households and families to help with the cost of living crisis.
What is the grant and how can it help with my energy bills?
In February 2022, the Chancellor had previously announced that all households will be eligible for a £200 payment, which would have to be paid back in instalments over five years. However, since then the Chancellor has now doubled the grant to £400 and it will not need to be paid back.
The Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) is a non-repayable discount of £400 from the government, that every household with a domestic electricity connection will receive from October 2022 until 31 March 2023, to help offset the higher energy bills.
The discount will be automatically done, so there is no need to apply. We’re currently in contact with the government to get more information about their £400 energy bill discount scheme and the other measures announced by the Chancellor.
No action is required from customers. You do not need to apply, the EBSS will be automatically applied to your account. If you receive a message and are unsure if it's genuine please visit our staying safe online web page. Customers will receive the EBSS payment in six instalments from October 2022 until March 2023.
The cost of living package.
This government package was announced as a way to help with high inflation and rising energy bills. It will be partly-funded by a 25% windfall tax on gas and oil company profits. The package will include:
Universal support will increase to £400. The requirement to repay it over five years has been scrapped.
A £650 payment will be made to more than eight million low-income households who receive Universal Credit, tax credits, pension credit and other means-tested benefits. The first payment of £326 will start appearing in people's bank accounts from 14 July. To be eligible for the first instalment, people must have started a successful benefits claim by 25 May. The government said (4 Oct) that the second payment of £324 will arrive in accounts between 8 and 23 November 2022.
Living payment of £300 for pensioner households paid in November/December alongside the Winter Fuel Payment.
A £150 disability cost of living payment to individuals in receipt of extra cost disability benefits, paid by September.
For more information.
We will update this page when we have more information on how the scheme affects customers.
If you're struggling to pay, please visit our help page to find out more about how we can support you. You can also find tried and tested energy saving tips over on our energy saving page.
As with every diverse community, there is always a mixture of opinions, knowledge as well as understanding - that’s what makes it such a great place to be! To make sure everyone gets the most out of our Community and feels good doing it, we’ve created some values below on how to be an awesome, positive member. So, take a read and then go for it!
We love having you all here in the Community and really hope you find some great advice and help from our other amazing members. As a community team, our main role here is keeping things ticking over, everyone safe and getting involved in some great conversations! We know many of you will have specific queries about your accounts and we want to keep your personal details safe so please don't post them here.
• Saying thanks goes a long way
• The community is a public website, so be careful
• Be kind, respectful and supportive
• It's a family-friendly community
• If you’re in a specific section or discussion, try to stay on topic
• One post is normally enough
• Be cool, don’t spam
We want to ensure that the community is safe and fair for everyone…
We all work hard to ensure everyone feels respected and supported while using the community, and keep that positive energy flowing. If a member or group is disrupting your experience without a genuine reason, you can report this to the community team quickly and easily by clicking the 3 dots on the post. Don’t worry about a thing, we’ll take it from there. If you get a message from the team about your behaviour, please try to work with us, as all we want to do is make this a positive place for everyone. In order to this, we have to uphold these Community Values and the Community Team has the final say.
The full Community Values can be viewed here
If you agree, please click the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Complete Registration' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the Community homepage.
Although the administrators and moderators of E.ON Next Community will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of E.ON Next Community, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar,sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
The owners of E.ON Next Community reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.