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. There will be further payments made between spring 2023 and spring 2024.
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.
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.
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.
Check what support you can get on GOV.UK
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.
Find out about the Warm Home Discount on GOV.UK
Find out about cost of living payments, as well as help with your water bill, phone and broadband and support from your local council.
Find help with household costs
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.
Find help with childcare costs
Find out what benefits and financial support you may be able to get, from Universal Credit to Pension Credit.
Find support with your income
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.
Find help with travel costs
Cost of living support
Support in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland there may be different or additional help available.