Reduce fuel bills

There are various allowances available to discount winter fuel bills.

Keeping Warm at Home: Online Information Sessions
Are you worried about your gas and electricity bills this winter? Join in an advice webinar to learn more about saving energy and making bills more affordable.  National Energy Action is holding two free online Zoom information sessions aimed at people who may be struggling with their energy costs. They will be hosted by experienced advice workers who will talk through some of the support that is available, provide tips on saving energy, and answer questions you may have.

Winter Fuel Payment
If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help pay your heating bills. You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you are eligible. If you are eligible but do not get paid automatically, you will need to make a claim by phone or email.

Warm Home Discount
The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a one-off £140 discount on your electricity bill, paid between September and March. The scheme opens around October annually. Permanent Residents of Park Homes can fill in the application form  to be contacted when the scheme reopens annually or contact Charis Grants for more information about the scheme. Tel: 0330 555 9424

Cold Weather Payment
You may get a cold weather payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days. You will get £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.

Fuel poverty in Runnymede has reduced in recent years, but there are still various allowances available to cut the cost of winter fuel bills, which you may be eligible for.

Fuel poverty statistics for Runnymede and Surrey, published by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy:

Year Runnymede Surrey
2018 6.4% (2,249 households) 6.3%
2010 10.3% (3,364 homes) 10.5%

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The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our benefits team who will be happy to help.