Just one week to apply for Utilita’s Warm Home Discount
7 August 2018
Utilita energy customers have only one week to apply for the Warm Home Discount for 2018. Those who are in the 'core group' don't need to make an application and should receive the WHD automatically, but those who are in the broader group are only able to make applications between August 8-15.
The Warm Home Discount is a £140 rebate on your energy bills, paid for by your energy supplier. Some people automatically receive the payment based on their personal circumstances (e.g. if they receive Pension Credit) but energy suppliers are allowed to choose their own criteria for people in the 'broader group'. The broader group criteria are set differently by different suppliers but normally require you to be in receipt of benefits.
You can find out if you meet Utilita's criteria for the broader group, and make your application here. If you want to apply you must do so between August 8-15.
"We're urging anyone who thinks they might be eligible to make an application as soon as they can. £140 off your winter energy bills can make a big difference to the cost of keeping warm, so don't miss out," said Pete McNeill, one of CSE's trained energy advisors.
If you'd like some help in making your application or aren't sure if you are eligible please call the Home Energy Team on 0800 082 2234.