National Grid launches £50m energy support fund

Beneficiary organisations will be charities that help people with rising energy costs

Wealthy households urged to donate £400 energy grant to poorer families

Charities have already received donations from people who do not need energy bill discount

Welsh Government launches £4m scheme to help with spiralling energy bills

Nearly 120,000 people on prepayment meters will be eligible for around 49,000 vouchers to support them during the cost-of-living crisis

Industry reacts to government’s energy bill package

The industry has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement but has also called for longer-term solutions

Prepayment customers ‘could face bills of £428 per month by January 2023’

Customers on direct debit face energy bill payments of up to £250 per month, according to new research

Scotland awards £444k to tackle fuel poverty this winter

The Fuel Bank Foundation is receiving the funding to extend its work, which includes providing same-day support to top up prepayment meters for those at risk of disconnection