By nickihodgson - posted on August 4, 2020

Are You Eligible for the Warm Home Discount 2020-21?

What is the Warm Home Discount?

The Warm Home Discount is a scheme providing eligible households with a £140 electricity bill discount for winter 2020-21. This discount is available to credit and pre-payment customers, providing your supplier is part of the scheme and you meet their eligibility criteria. Applications to the scheme are starting to open and it is worth applying early to ensure you get it.

Who is eligible?

There is a Core Group who are automatically eligible and don’t need to apply. These are householders who were receiving Guaranteed Pension Credit on 5th July 2020. If you decide to switch energy supplier after this date and before you receive the Warm Home Discount, you should expect it from your previous supplier. However, if you were awarded Guaranteed Pension Credit after the 5th of July 2020, you will need to apply for the Warm Home Discount yourself.

If you don’t meet the criteria for the Core Group you may be eligible under the Broader Group and will also need to apply yourself. Eligibility criteria varies slightly between energy suppliers but is usually based on low income, means tested benefits and a vulnerability in the household e.g. disability or child under 5. You can check the individual eligibility criteria with your energy supplier or by clicking the links below. If you apply but then decide to switch before you receive the Warm Home Discount, you will need to reapply with your new supplier.

Which suppliers are part of the scheme?

Broader Group (continued) Core Group only
Avro Energy Powershop Bristol Energy
Boost Pure Planet Ecotricity
British Gas Sainsbury’s Energy Green Energy
Bulb Energy Scottish Power iSupply Energy
E (Gas and Electricity) Shell Energy Robin Hood Energy, including:
E.ON ·         Green Star Energy ·         Angelic Energy
EDF Energy So Energy ·         Beam Energy
Green Network Energy Spark ·         CitizEn Energy
Lumo SSE, including: ·         Ebico
nPower and nPower Select ·         Atlantic ·         Fosse Energy
Octopus Energy, including: ·         Scottish Hydro ·         Great North Energy
·         Affect Energy ·         Southern Electric ·         Ram Energy
·         Co-op Energy ·         Swalec ·         Southend Energy
·         London Power Symbio Energy ·         The LECCY
·         M&S Energy Tonik Energy ·         White Rose Energy
·         Qwest Energy Utilita ·         Your Energy Sussex
·         Road Power Utility Warehouse Utility Point

How to apply?

Apply directly with your energy supplier, which may be online, by phone or by post. Find their contact details through the website links above.

Park Homes Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount was also available this winter to park home residents who met the eligibility criteria, through the Park Homes Warm Home Discount Scheme with Charis Grants.

For more information about Warm Home Discount eligibility requirements or reducing your energy bills, please contact us.