Since July last year, the wholesale energy price has seen a fivefold increase, meaning that electricity and gas rates are going up.

We recognise that increasing energy prices will put many households in a difficult financial situation as we move into winter and beyond. To combat this, we continue to work to improve the energy efficiency of our homes. We will be accelerating this work over the coming years to ensure our homes are healthy, economical to run and sustainable. If you are interested in energy efficiency or the wider environmental agenda and would like to have your say on how this is delivered, please contact us on 03333 204555 or email to find out more.

We encourage everyone to check if you are eligible to receive £140 off your electricity bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

Either automatically if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit - known as the ‘core group.’

Or, by applying through your energy company if you are on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme - known as the ‘broader group’. To check your eligibility and apply, contact your energy supplier or visit their website.

Please note some of the smaller suppliers either do not offer the Warm Home Discount Scheme or have limited availability.