Students: Energy

Department for Education written question – answered at on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to support students with heating bills.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Minister of State (Education)

The government has provided considerable sums in energy bill support for the majority of households over the past year or so; this would have included eligible students.

Substantial falls in energy prices earlier this year meant that the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets energy price cap is now lower than the Energy Price Guarantee level, meaning non pre-payment meter customers pay the rates set by the price cap.

The department continues to monitor the impact of energy prices on students and the Energy Price Guarantee will remain in place as a safety net until the end of March 2024 to enable a quick response should energy prices increase significantly before then.

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