Help for households

Help for households

See what support is available to help with the cost of living and find out how to save money with our energy saving tips.

Cost of Living Payment

If you claim certain benefits or tax credits, you may be eligible for an extra payment to help with the cost of living. If you’re eligible, payments will be made automatically.

Find out about the Cost of Living Payment on GOV.UK

Energy saving tips to save money

There are several simple, quick actions you can take that could add up to serious savings on your energy bills, alongside some home improvements to reduce your bills in the long term.

Find energy saving tips

Scroll down to see the full range of government support available

Support with energy bills

Government is saving households £1,300 on their energy bills this winter through the Energy Price Guarantee and Energy Bill Support Scheme. You may also be eligible for benefits and grants offered by the government and energy suppliers.

Find out about support with your energy bills

Check what support you can get

Answer a few simple questions to check what benefits and financial support you might be able to get to help with your living costs.

Warm Home Discount

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme, depending on where you live and what benefits you receive.

Household costs

Find out about cost of living payments, as well as help with your water bill, phone and broadband and support from your local council.

Help with childcare costs

Get 30 hours free childcare a week, save up to £2,000 a year with Tax-Free Childcare, and find support from your local council if you get certain benefits.

Income support

Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get, from Universal Credit to Pension Credit.

Transport costs

Save a third on rail journeys with a railcard, get 50% off travel if you’re on Universal Credit, or get a free bus pass if you’re disabled or over State Pension age.

Support in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland there may be different or additional help available.