The Government has announced that millions of households across Great Britain will receive non-repayable discounts on their energy bills this winter, as they set out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme.
The £400 discount, administered by energy suppliers, will be paid to consumers over six months with payments starting from October 2022, to ensure households receive financial support throughout the winter months.
Those with a domestic electricity meter point paying for their energy via standard credit, payment card and direct debit will receive an automatic deduction to their bills over the six-month period, totalling £400.
In all cases, no household should be asked for bank details at any point. Ministers are urging consumers to stay alert of potential scams and report these to the relevant authorities where they are suspected.
You can read the full announcement on the Government website.
We understand the Government is also looking at ways it can make payments of the same amount to those off-grid. This is yet to be determined but we will pass on more news as it becomes available.