Warm Home Discount Scheme

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 9 March 2023.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how many people in receipt of means-tested benefits became ineligible for the Warm Homes Discount between November 2022 and March 2023 due to not fulfilling the high-energy cost criteria.

Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Government has expanded the Warm Home Discount scheme this year to support more low-income and vulnerable households. The Government published impact assessments when consulting and publishing the Government’s response, which compared the option for reforming the scheme to continuing the previous scheme.

As households previously applied through their suppliers, who set their own application processes and eligibility criteria and selected successful applicants each year, the Government has not been able to assess how many households previously eligible are no longer eligible.

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