Armed Forces: Housing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 14 July 2022.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to support service personnel living in service family accommodation in the UK with the rising costs of utility bills over the remainder of financial year 2022-23 where those personnel are not (a) charged for fuel and light via their pay accounts and (b) eligible for support with their utility bills under the Fuel Subsidy Scheme.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The majority of those residing in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) use private sector energy providers. Therefore, the Government's Energy Bill Support Scheme, which is to be administered through electricity providers, is applicable. Residents of SFA utilising civilian electricity providers should receive the £400 grant as a credit on their electricity bill from October 2022 onwards, with their provider's implementation of the scheme.

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