posted in News on 27th October

Warm Home Discount Scheme

We want to draw your attention to the government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme. 

You could get up to £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2020 to 2021 by receiving a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March. People using pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meters do qualify. 

Read more at the government website: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme 

Core Group people qualify for the scheme if on 5 July 2020 all of the following apply: 

  • Your energy supplier is part of the scheme 
  • Your name (or your partner’s) is on the energy bill 
  • You receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (known as the core group) 

You receive a letter between October and December 2020 from your energy supplier telling you how to get the discount.  Your letter will say if you need to call a helpline by 26 February 2021 to confirm your details. Your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by 31 March 2021. 

If you do not get the letter and you think you are eligible for the CORE GROUP, contact the Warm Home Discount helpline on 0800 731 0214.  Do not contact this helpline if you are not eligible for the CORE GROUP. 

Broader Group people may qualify if the following apply: 

  • Your energy supplier is part of the scheme 
  • You are on a low income 
  • You get certain means-tested benefits 

Your electricity supplier decides who can get the discount and the number of discounts that they will give is limited. The only way to get the discount is to apply directly to your electricity supplier.   

You need to check and apply with your supplier as early as possible 

You can review a list of energy suppliers participating in this scheme below.

Cirencester Housing cannot apply on your behalf. We can help you understand if you might be eligible. Our Tenancy Plus Here4U is one to one customer service working closely with you so that together, we can identify and assist with options that maybe right for you.   

Contact Tom on 01285 658377 or help4u@cirencesterhousing.org.uk

The following suppliers are part of the scheme. 

Internet links to each of the supplier’s programme is available by visiting:  

www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/energy-suppliers 

Affect Energy – see Octopus Energy 

Angelic Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Atlantic – see SSE 

Avro Energy 

Beam Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Boost 

Bristol Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

British Gas 

British Gas Evolve (formerly British Gas X) 

Bulb Energy 

Citizen Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Co-op Energy – see Octopus Energy 

E (Gas and Electricity) 

E.ON 

Ebico – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Ecotricity – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

EDF Energy 

Fosse Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Great North Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Green Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

Green Network Energy 

Green Star Energy 

iSupply Energy – only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’ 

London Power – see Octopus Energy 

Lumo 

M&S Energy – see Octopus Energy 

npower 

nPower Select 

Octopus Energy 

OVO 

Powershop 

Pure Planet 

Qwest Energy – see Octopus Energy 

Ram Energy – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Roar Power – see Octopus Energy 

Robin Hood Energy – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Sainsbury’s Energy 

Scottish Hydro – see SSE 

ScottishPower 

Shell Energy 

So Energy 

Southend Energy – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Southern Electric – see SSE 

Spark 

SSE 

Swalec – see SSE 

Symbio Energy 

The LECCY – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Tonik Energy 

Utilita 

Utility Point – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Utility Warehouse 

White Rose Energy – only if you’re eligible for the core group 

Your Energy Sussex – only if you’re eligible for the core group