Energy: Billing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £40 annual charge on energy bills will be applied to new bill payers in households that do not receive a £200 reduction in their electricity costs through the Energy Bills Support Scheme in 2022.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The £200 payment to help with energy bills will be recouped from all domestic electricity meter points over five years from April 2023.

The Government is aware that there will be cases where changes in circumstances mean some people may not receive the reduction, but still have to pay the levy. There will also be recipients of the payment who do not in due course pay back the levy. We are seeking to make the Scheme as fair and straightforward as possible.

The Government’s consultation on the scheme will close on 23 May and a response will be published in the summer.

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