The Energy Bills Support Scheme is a government scheme that will deliver a £400 non repayable discount to eligible households to help with the rising costs of energy bills this winter.
There is no need to contact us to apply for the discount as it will be automatically delivered in 6 instalments between October 2022 and March 2023.
How you will receive the discount will depend on how you pay for your energy so we have included further information below.
All households with a domestic electricity supply are eligible for the Energy Bills Support Scheme.
Providing you are still on supply with us, you will receive your voucher by the 17th of each of these months for you to use to top-up your electricity meter. October and November will be £66 and December, January, February and March will be £67.
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Providing you are still on supply with us, the discount will be automatically credited to your smart electricity meter each month. The discount for October and November will be £66 and December, January, February and March will be £67.
If we are unable to credit your meter for any reason, please be assured we will contact you to arrange for you to receive it via an alternative method.
If you pay by Direct Debit then providing you are still on supply with us, £66 will be deducted from your October and November Direct Debit payments and £67 will be deducted from your December, January, February and March Direct Debit payments.
If you pay on Receipt of Bill, the discount will be automatically credited to your energy account each month. This will be £66 in October and November and £67 in December, January, February and March. This will appear on your bill as ‘Energy Bills Support Scheme’.
Following HM Government guidance, the Energy Bills Support Scheme discount is paid by your electricity provider towards your electricity supply.
No, the £400 discount replaces the previously announced £200 government rebate and will not need to be paid back.
We’re aware that scam texts and emails in relation to the Energy Bills Support Scheme are on the increase.
Please pay particular attention to texts and emails containing links or requesting bank details.
If you believe you may have fallen victim to a scam and your personal information may have been compromised, there is further information and advice available on the government website.
Your personal data will be shared with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support administration of the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS). These data consist of your meter point number, whether you have received and redeemed each EBSS payment and data about your meter point including your billing cycle and how you pay your bill.
BEIS is collecting and processing this information under the ‘Public Task’ (UK GDPR, Article 6(1)(e)) legal basis. Processing is necessary for monitoring, assurance, fraud prevention and evaluation purposes of HM Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme. This task is carried out in the public interest and in the exercise of official authority vested in the Secretary of State for BEIS.
You can find more information on how BEIS will use your personal data in the BEIS Privacy Notice available here.