The government has also announced that for those who do not have an energy meter or who do not have a direct relationship with their supplier, such as those living in the houses in the park, additional funds will be available to provide support to the “1% of households that will not be reached”. through the Energy Bill Assistance Program.
More details on this will be announced in the fall.
Alongside this advice, Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi said: “We know people are struggling with rising energy prices, so we have taken action with support from the during the winter months to help ease the pressure on household budgets.
“This £400 cut on energy bills is part of our £37bn in household support, including eight million of the most vulnerable households receiving £1,200 in direct support to help meet the cost of life.
“We know difficult times lie ahead and we will continue to do everything in our power to help people.”
The scheme has drawn criticism as the projected cost of energy is set to rise further, with Ofgem’s price cap set to reach nearly £4,000.