We've got lots of ways you can save money, including the Direct Debit discount, Cold Weather Payment, Winter Fuel Payment and the Warm Home Discount scheme.
And if you're a pensioner, receive benefits, have a disability or are on a low income, there's extra support available to help you manage your energy bills. Find out more about our Priority Services Register.
Direct Debit discount
If you have a fixed price tariff and pay by Direct Debit or standing order, for most fixed tariffs you’ll get a discount of £40 a year for each fuel when compared to other ways of paying. The discount is applied to your standing charge on a pence per day basis, until your tariff ends.
If you have a standard variable tariff, your energy prices are capped and the maximum price you pay (known as a cap) is set by Ofgem, the energy regulator. If you pay by Direct Debit or standing order, your standing charge and unit prices will be discounted. Your discount will vary depending on how much energy you use, where you live and your meter type. If you qualified for Warm Home Discount before 1 August 2019, your prices will be discounted regardless of how you pay.
Certain tariffs do not qualify for Direct Debit and standing order discounts. Please check the tariff terms and conditions for details.
Cold Weather Payment
You may be entitled to the Government's Cold Weather Payment if you're getting certain benefits. If you qualify, you'll get a payment when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be an average of zero degrees Celsius (or below) over seven days in a row.
Winter Fuel Payment
The government pays the Winter Fuel Payment (sometimes called Winter Fuel Allowance). You can claim it if you're over a certain age and on certain benefits.
You might get it automatically or you may need to apply.
We've put some more information about the Winter Fuel Payment in an article linked below.
Warm Home Discount scheme
The Warm Home Discount scheme is a Government scheme that offers financial help to low income and vulnerable households. Take a look to see if you're eligible and download an application form.