Warm Home Discount: better targeted support from 2022

Closes 22 Aug 2021

Opened 28 Jun 2021

Overview

The Warm Home Discount has been a key policy in the Government’s approach to tackling fuel poverty since its inception in 2011. Since it began, the Warm Home Discount has provided over £3 billion in rebates on energy bills to low-income and vulnerable households. 

The Government committed in the Energy White Paper last year to extending the Warm Home Discount until 2025/26 at least, expanding the spending envelope from around £350 million to £475 million annually (in 2020 prices), and proposing reforms for improving the targeting of the scheme. 

This consultation sets out the Government’s proposals for reforming the scheme in England and Wales from 2022/23, alongside consulting on certain reserved powers with regards to Scotland.

Why we are consulting

We are seeking feedback particularly from the energy sector and charities on the proposals to inform the design of the Warm Home Discount scheme for the period 2022-2026. The Government will take into account the responses and lay regulations in order to ensure a scheme is in place from 2022 onwards.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Consumer organisations
  • Universities
  • Researchers
  • Innovation community
  • Thinktanks
  • Consumers
  • Older people
  • Younger people
  • Disability groups
  • Charities
  • Local government
  • Charity or social enterprise
  • Central government
  • Regulator
  • The Devolved Administrations
  • Charities and Third Sector organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Civil Society Organisations

Interests

  • Research
  • Industrial strategy
  • Fuel poverty
  • Oil and Gas
  • Saving energy
  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Electricity
  • Fuel poverty
  • Oil and gas
  • Saving energy
  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Electricity
  • Climate change
  • Regulation
  • Efficiency