Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 9th March 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Energy Bills Discount Scheme on the future energy prices paid by residents living in care and support accommodation.
The new Energy Bill Discount Scheme will run from April 2023 until March 2024 and will continue to provide a discount to eligible non-domestic customers, including care and support accommodation. This follows a review of the current Energy Bill Relief Scheme which engaged with a wide range of stakeholders from the private sector, trade associations, the voluntary sector and other types of organisations.
The Government will continue to provide funding for care home energy bills and up to £2.8 billion this year and £4.7 billion next year will be made available to support adult social care and discharge. This is equivalent to 200,000 additional care packages and the biggest funding increase in history.
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