Tanzila's Tips: Save money on your fuel bills

My name’s Tanzila, and welcome to Tanzila's Tips! This is my series where I find you tips and tricks to help you save money. Today we're talking about a discount you may be able to get on your energy bill...

You may be entitled to £140 off your energy bill, with the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

The 2019/20 scheme starts on 14 October and there’s a limit to the number of the discounts that suppliers can pay out, so if you apply now you’ll be ready for winter fuel bills.

It’s a one-off discount and can be accessed through most energy suppliers.

The money can be taken from an electricity bill, or your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity.

And if you use a pre-payment meter, it shouldn’t be a problem – your energy supplier should be able to advise you how you can still access the discount, for example through vouchers.

Eligibility and Applying

Those who receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit automatically qualify for the discount.

You may also be eligible if you meet other criteria set by your supplier. These tend to relate to income, benefits and household make-up.

Contact your supplier to find out more, or search for the supplier’s name + ‘warm home discount’ and see how to apply.

Here is information from the government, and a few of the big energy suppliers: EDF, Bulb, British Gas, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE.

Good luck and happy saving!

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