Every household to get energy bill discounts of £400 this autumn

Every household to get energy bill discounts of £400 this autumn

May 26, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Every household in the UK is to get an energy bill discount of £400 this October as part of a package of new measures to tackle soaring prices.
  • The poorest households will also get a payment of £650 to help with the cost of living, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said.
  • The package of new measures, worth £15bn in total, will also offer more targeted help to pensioners and the disabled.
  • The chancellor also announced: Eight million households on means-tested benefits will get £650 paid directly into their bank accounts in two lump sums - one in July, the other this autumn There will be separate one-off payments of £300 to pensioner households and £150 to individuals receiving disability benefits - groups who are "most vulnerable to rising prices" * The emergency Household Support Fund, which is allocated by councils in England, will be extended by £500m to £1.5bn.

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