Energy rebate

Extension of energy bills support

Update 22 December 2022

The government have announced:

  • Households without a direct relationship to an energy supplier, such as care home or park home residents, will be able to apply online for £400 of non-repayable help with fuel bills.
  • Households across Great Britain that use alternative fuels like heating oil and biomass will receive a £200 payment to help with fuel bills.

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding – for those such as care home or park home residents

The scheme, called the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding will be open for applications on a government website in January. The government has not yet made the website available.

People will need to use the government website to apply for this payment and those eligible are expected to include:

  • care home residents
  • residents of park homes
  • tenants in certain private and social rented homes
  • homes supplied via private wires
  • residents of caravans and houseboats on registered sites
  • farmers living in domestic farmhouses
  • off-grid households

The government has not yet made the website for applications available, it is expected to launch in January.

The government is also setting up a customer helpline to help anyone claiming this payment.

Applications can only be made through the GOV.UK government website from January and should not contact their local authority in the meantime. The exact date that an eligible household will receive support will depend on when the application is made and when the payment can be processed.

Alternative fuel payment – for those that use alternative fuel such as heating oil or biomass

Most households eligible for the Alternative Fuel Payment will receive it automatically via their electricity supplier in February, with no need to take any action. Those who do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier will be able to apply via a government website in February. The government has not yet made the website available.

Read more on the government website.