Help with fuel costs
Help is available for people who are finding it hard to pay their fuel bills due to steep rises in the cost of energy.
Fuel arrears voucher scheme
You can book an appointment with an experienced debt adviser who can provide advice and assistance to help you manage fuel arrears and any other bills you may be struggling to pay. The free support will include help to maximise your income and reduce your outgoings, negotiating affordable payment plans with your suppliers, provide one off grants to eligible applicants, and identify options to help you resolve all your outstanding bills.
The Government has introduced a £150 payment to help households cover rising energy bills. This is being paid as a rebate on council tax bills for most homes in council tax bands A to D. Find out more and how to get your rebate.
Reduce your bills
You may be able to reduce your fuel bills by improving the energy efficiency of your home – for example, by installing a new boiler or insulation. Various grants are available – please see our energy efficiency page.