Energy bills support
If you’re worried about paying your gas and electricity bills due to the rising prices, help is available from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and national organisations.
Energy Bills Support Scheme
The scheme gives £400 off energy bills for all households with a domestic electricity connection in England, Scotland and Wales. This automatic, non-repayable discount will be applied in six instalments between October 2022 and March 2023 to help households through winter.
There is no need to apply for the scheme and you will not be asked for your bank details.
Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding
Most households in England, Scotland and Wales get a £400 discount on their energy bills automatically. In some cases, you do not get the discount automatically, for example, if you:
- pay for energy through a landlord, housing manager or site owner
- live in a park home, houseboat
- use off the electricity grid
Alternative Fuel Payments Alternative Funding
Most households will automatically get a £200 Alternative Fuels Payment (AFP) if they:
- are in England, Scotland or Wales
- use alternative fuels for most of their heating, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), oil or solid fuel
- are connected to the electricity grid
If you do not get it automatically, you can apply for £200 support to help pay for alternative fuels.
Energy efficiency advice
Money Advice Hub
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is supporting people who are struggling financially or need support to manage the rising cost of living through its new Money Advice Hub. The service is completely free and confidential.
You can access the service online (with video call and web-chat functions) or by calling the freephone number on 0800 808 5622 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm).