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- The UK Government is helping households with the cost of living. Find out what you could get at gov.uk/helpforhouseholds
- Millions across the UK are entitled to Government help with the cost of living. See what support you could be eligible for at gov.uk/helpforhouseholds
- Families across the country are already receiving help with their bills. Join them and check what you’re entitled to at gov.uk/helpforhouseholds
- There are over forty schemes to help with the cost of living. Visit gov.uk/helpforhouseholds and see what you’re eligible for.
There is help for millions of households with the cost of living. With over 40 schemes to help with the cost of living, discover what support is available for you at gov.uk/helpforhouseholds
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland there may be different or additional help available.
Depending on where you live in the UK, there are different schemes that could help support your household finances:
- Households on certain benefits can get Cost of Living Payments, which are worth up to £900 in total. Those who are eligible for an automatic payment will be paid in Autumn 2023, with another payment by Spring 2024. Pensioner households will also receive £300, which will be paid as a top-up to those eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment. Those on certain disability benefits were also paid the Disability Cost of Living Payment over the summer.
- Many providers are offering cheaper reliable broadband and mobile phone packages for people claiming certain benefits. Some deals are as low as £10 per month, so a simple switch could save £202 a year, against the average yearly cost of broadband. The government-funded Household Support Fund can also help with vital costs, and there’s additional financial support with Council Tax and Water bills.
- Those on a low income, out of work or unable to work, could be eligible for Universal Credit to help with living costs. People over the State Pension Age could get extra money through Pension Credit, even if they have savings or their own home.
Get set to save on energy bills this winter
Go to gov.uk/saveenergy for more helpful tips.
There are lots of things you can do to save money on your energy bills.
Make sure your home is ready for the colder winter months by ensuring your heating system is running efficiently:
- Reduce your boiler flow temperature and save up to £60 per year.
- Bleed your radiators to reduce the costs of your energy bills.
- Get your boiler serviced to help save you money on future costly repairs.
Follow our helpful tips on easy, effective ways to conserve energy in your household. These small easy actions could add up to big savings on your energy bills:
- Heat the rooms you’re in and turn down the radiators in unused rooms and you could save up to £50 per year.
- Install an energy efficient showerhead and save up to £40 per year.
- Reduce your washing machine temperature and save up to £20 per year.
Warm Home Discount
This winter around 3 million low-income households will receive £150 directly off their energy bills. For more information and to see if you are eligible, go on gov.uk and search Warm Home Discount.
Go to gov.uk/saveenergy for more helpful tips
You can find out what other support is available at gov.uk/helpforhouseholds