Energy Q&A: Which suppliers offer the Warm Home Discount?

Find out which suppliers — big AND small — offer the Warm Home Discount and if you're eligible ro receive a payment toward your electricity bill

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Millions of homes in the UK are classified as being in fuel poverty. Being in fuel poverty means that a household’s required fuel costs are not only above average, but that the cost of the energy leaves the household below the poverty line.

To help tackle this issue, some government schemes have been put in place to provide assistance. The Warm Home Discount is one such scheme available to residents in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

In brief, the Warm Home Discount is a yearly one-off discount applied to your electricity bill. In the 2013-2014 winter season, this discount was £135.

Though the scheme is government backed, because it is applied directly to your energy bill, it is handled by your supplier.

That means that even if you qualify for the Warm Home Discount, your current supplier may not offer it. Here is a list of suppliers that currently off the Warm Home Discount:

SSE Atlantic

British Gas

Co-operative Energy

EDF Energy

E.ON

EBICO

First Utility

M&S Energy

npower

Sainsbury’s Energy

SSE Scottish Hydro

ScottishPower

SSE Southern Electric

SSE

SSE SWALEC

Utility Warehouse

For more information on the scheme, including eligibility requirements, how to claim and figures on the current winter season, read our Warm Home Discount guide.

Or contact the Warm Home Discount helpline on 0845 603 9439.

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