UK Government launches £6bn energy efficiency package

Two consultations have been launched on the Energy Company Obligation and Warm Home Discount schemes

New energy suppliers join scheme to offer lower bills this winter

New energy suppliers have joined a scheme that helps low income householders who struggle to pay their bills during the winter. The Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme provides customers a one-off discount of £140 on their energy bills between October and April. Those customers who receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit can also benefit […]

Energy bill discounts for park home residents

Consumers living in park homes could receive free advice on energy efficiency and a discount on their winter fuel bills. It is part of Ofgem’s new trial to extend the Warm Home Discount scheme, which offers a rebate towards consumers’ electricity bills. It was launched in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and the impact […]

£140 off energy bills for more low income homes

An extra 70,000 low income and vulnerable households are to benefit from cheaper energy bills, DECC said. That means two million struggling families, pensioners and other vulnerable people will get a £140 discount next winter as part of the Warm Home Discount scheme. The initiative, which is being extended for another year, provides one-off rebates […]

DECC seeks to extend Warm Home Discount scheme

The UK Government is proposing to extend a scheme that gives fuel poor householders a one-off discount on their electricity bills. Currently in its fourth year, the Warm Home Discount (WHD) was launched in a bid to reduce fuel poverty and the impact of rising energy prices on low income and vulnerable households. Under the […]

SSE confirms £50 energy price cut for customers

SSE has confirmed an average price cut of 3.5% for gas and electricity, finally passing on the green tax savings to its customers. A typical annual dual fuel householder will see their energy bill fall from £1,224 to £1,186 and will also receive a £12 government rebate as a result of the Warm Home Discount […]

£54 cut in energy bills for ScottishPower customers

ScottishPower has confirmed plans to cut its gas and electricity prices for domestic customers by 3.3% this year. The reduction means around 2.2 million householders paying by monthly direct debit will see their dual fuel bill drop to £1,199 per year, which will come into effect on 31st January. The energy supplier will cut £42 […]

npower to pay £3.5m fine for mis-selling

Energy giant npower has been ordered to pay £3.5 million to “vulnerable customers” for breaching sales rules. Regulator Ofgem said the sales processes and information used by the Big Six firm meant customers were not able to make informed decisions about whether to switch suppliers. The breaches were made between 2010 and 2012 on the […]

31,100 winter deaths due to ‘poor insulated homes’

The UK saw a steep rise in the number of winter deaths last year, with charity and green groups claiming it was a result of “poor insulated homes”. There was an extra 31,100 winter deaths in England and Wales last year – a 29% rise compared to the previous winter, according to the Office for […]

Ofgem: Suppliers largely doing well on Warm Home Discount

The Big Six energy suppliers are largely meeting their Warm Home Discount (WHD) obligations according to a report on the second year of the scheme released by Ofgem. Overall the suppliers – which have to participate in the scheme – spent a total £290.3 million on helping customers who are fuel poor or in a […]