Cost of Living

£200 off your energy bill this year, which will be spread the cost over the next 5 years to 'smooth' the cost of energy over a number of years.

🏠Warm Home Discount – this is a rebate of £140 to help with energy bills. This is available if you are on Pension Credit or on a low income. This is usually paid automatically. More details: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

❄️Winter Fuel Payment - payment of up to £300 for people born before September 1955. This is usually paid automatically. More details here if you think you might be eligible: https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/eligibility

☃️ Cold Weather Payment – payment of £25 every week the weather is at or below freezing for 7 days. It is usually automatic. More details here if you think you might be eligible: https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment

🚸 Child Winter Heating Assistance – payment of £202 for young people under 19 years old and get certain disability payments. This is usually paid automatically. More details: https://www.mygov.scot/.../who-can-get-child-winter...

💡Energy Company Obligation – scheme for supporting energy efficiency improvements including insulation and some heating improvements in low income and vulnerable households. Paid for by the energy companies themselves. More details here: https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/.../energy-company...

🍃 Warmer Home Grants – grants to install more efficient boilers, insulation or draught excluders if you meet eligibility criteria. More details: https://www.homeenergyscotland.org/.../warmer-homes.../

🔋 Other ways to save energy – Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert highlights some other ways to save energy here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/uti.../energy-saving-tips/