Warm Home Discount Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd June 2022.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households that do not receive a means tested benefits are eligible for the Warm Homes Discount; and how many households who receive a non-means tested disability benefit are eligible for that scheme.

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

Until now, the Government has set mandatory Warm Home Discount Broader Group eligibility criteria based on the receipt of a means-tested benefit. However, most energy suppliers expanded their eligibility criteria, subject to approval by Ofgem. It is at the discretion of each energy supplier to determine which households receive the rebate, therefore the Government does not have data on the total number of households who would have been eligible for Broader Group rebates.

From this winter, in England and Wales, the Government will replace the Broader Group with a new Core Group 2.

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