The Government has introduced a package of support to help households with the rising cost of living.

On May 26th 2022 the Government announced that they will provide over £15 million support, targeted particularly on those with the greatest need. This package together with the over £22 billion announced previously brings government support for the cost of living to over £37 billion this year.

Almost all of the eight million most vulnerable households will get £1,200 of one-off support in total this year to help with the cost of living, and all domestic electricity customers will receive at least £400.

On September 8th 2022 the Government further announced that rom 1st October 2022, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee’ will mean a typical UK household will now pay up to an average £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years. This is automatic and applies to all households. This will save the average household at least £1,000 a year based on current energy prices from October and is in addition to the £400 energy bills discount for all households.

Full details of all the latest support available and how it will be paid is available from the Help for Households website from GOV.UK and at the following links:

Further details of the help that is available from Turn2Us.org.uk as follows:

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