All households will receive £400 which will be paid as a credit onto your energy bill in instalments from October, and it won’t need to be paid back

While this will help ease the strain for a lot of households, it won’t cover the full cost of energy price rises.

The £400 energy grant will be rolled out in six instalments from October 2022

In England, Scotland and Wales, the £400 energy grant will be paid in six instalments, with households seeing £66 knocked off their energy bills in October and November, and £67 a month from December to March 2023.

However, the money will be paid differently depending on how you pay your bill.

If you’ve set up a direct debit, or pay by card, the money will be automatically credited to your account.

Customers with ‘smart’ prepayment meters will have the money applied to their meter each month, so they’ll have to add less credit to their meter.

Those with ‘non-smart’ prepayment devices will be given a voucher in the first week of each month, via text, email or in the post. The voucher will be redeemable at top-up points, such as a local Post Office.

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