Mr Hands said: ‘Today we explained how the government will provide rebates to help 29 million households pay their energy bills this winter.
“I encourage families across the country to engage with these plans and especially customers on traditional prepaid meters who need to take action.
“Coupled with world-leading action to radically improve our local energy security, we will continue to stand with UK consumers now and in the future.
Nadhim Zahawi, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, added: “We know people are struggling with rising energy prices, which is why we have taken supportive action over the past few months. winter to help ease the pressure on household budgets.