The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a government initiative that gives some low-income households a £140 discount on their electricity bill.
It's a one-off discount administered by your energy supplier providing your energy supplier participates in the scheme. It is not a cash payment, but comes as a reduction in your bill or as a top up if you have a prepayment meter.
If you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or you / your partner are on a low income or get certain means-tested benefits you may be entitled to it.
The scheme opens once a year and is based on a first come first served basis. Electricity suppliers are starting to open their schemes now so check with your supplier to see if you’re eligible and how to apply or contact Stockport Homes Energy Advice Team for more information or assistance.
*The scheme does not affect your entitlement to either the Winter Fuel Payment or the Cold Weather Payment
Please see list below of the suppliers that are taking part in the scheme. If you click on your supplier, you will be directed to their website for more information. Please note that if you pre-register with your supplier this does not mean you have completed the application, if you pre-register the supplier will contact you when their application process is open.
Open for applications
Open for applications
Npower -0800 022 220
Powershop - 0808 273 6411
Sainsburys Energy - 0800 088 4127 (You must call to complete application)
Scottish Power - 0800 027 0072
EON - 0345 052 0000 (Credit) 0345 303 3040 (pay as you go)
SSE - 0345 071 3953
Green Star - 0800 012 4510
Green Network Energy - 0800 520 0202
Bulb - 0300 3030 635
Economy Energy - Economy customers are now Boost customers. See Boost for more details
Shell - 0330 094 5800 (WHD application ONLINE ONLY)
First Utility- It has now been taking over by Shell Energy. See Shell for more details
Cooperative Energy - 0808 164 1088
Octopus - 0808 164 1088
Flow - Flow is now run by Cooperative. See cooperative for more details
GB energy - Apply through Cooperative. See Cooperative for more details.
Bristol Energy - (CORE GROUP ONLY), 0808 281 222
M&S - 0808 169 7822
Utilita - 0845 450 4357 Opens 7-14 August 2019 at 11am.
E - 0333 103 9575
Utility Warehouse - 0800 781 7777
EDF - 0800 056 7777
British Gas - 0333 202 9802, Sign up for a text alert with British Gas
OVO - 0330 303 5063,
Spark - 0345 034 7474
Boost - 0330 102 7517