Help for households

Help for households

Energy Price Guarantee 

From 1 October 2022, the Energy Price Guarantee will reduce the unit cost of electricity and gas so that a typical household in Great Britain pays, on average, around £2,500 a year on their energy bill, for the next 2 years. Beware of scams – there is no need to apply and you will never be asked for bank details.

This will save the average household at least £1,000 a year based on current energy prices from October and is in addition to the £400 energy bills discount for all households.

More information

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Household costs

Help with energy bills

Help with childcare costs

Income support

Help with transport costs

Help finding work

Discounts and offers

Find out what discounts and offers are available from businesses to help with the cost of living.

Many of the Help for Households measures and policies, including Energy Bill Support and Cost of Living Payments, are the responsibility of the UK Government.


If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland there may be additional or alternative devolved policies and help available. Please also visit the relevant campaign website where you live.