Warm Home Discount Scheme:Written question - 197391

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Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley Central)
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Asked on: 29 November 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Warm Home Discount Scheme
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) extend and (b) promote the warm home discount scheme.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 04 December 2018

New Warm Home Discount Regulations were consulted on earlier this year and approved by Parliament in July. They extend the scheme until winter 2020-21.

The Department for Work and Pensions engage with participating energy suppliers to match the name and address details of recipients of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit and will write to them, either confirming that the discount will be paid automatically, or explaining that they need to verify their details with the Warm Home Discount helpline.

Notice is also provided to the public through GOV.UK, the website for the UK Government. In addition, participating energy suppliers notify their customers on their websites and some also choose to write to them.

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