Everything you need to know about the Utilita Warm Home Discount 2019

When it comes to your gas and electric bills you want to ensure that you’re on the best tariff and saving wherever you can.

Prices often spike over the cold winter months in the UK and as the months roll on by we may not even be aware of how much could be saved on energy bills.

Ofgem – The office of Gas and Electricity Markets – is a government department that provides energy saving support schemes and advice.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Warm Home discount with Utilita.


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What is the Utilita Warm Home Discount?

Utilita is a gas and electricity supplier. They installed Britain’s first smart meter in 2008 and promote customers to stay on top of their usage.

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme helping lower income and vulnerable households with their energy costs over the winter.

If you meet certain criteria you may qualify to receive the payment of £140.

Is there a Warm Home Discount for 2019?

Utilita helped out over 32,000 people in their 2017-2018 scheme and it looks like the Warm Home Discount will be back for 2019-2020.

If you’re eligible you’ll receive a letter by early autumn, last year this was in October 2018.

Payments are usually spread between November and January.


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Who does the Utilita Warm Home Discount apply to?

The Government Department for Work and Pensions will automatically qualify those who fall into the ‘core group’ and you don’t need to apply. Everyone in this group will receive a payment.

Core group criteria can be found here.

If you’re with another energy supplier but are eligible for the scheme then you’ll need to contact them to let them know.

If you’re eligible for the ‘broader group’ there’s a one-week application window which normally opens early August.

Broader group criteria can be found here.

You can apply online for the Warm Home Scheme here.

Note: Even if you applied last year, you’ll need to complete a new application this year.

All applications will be told whether they’ve been successful or not by the end of October.