The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its report looking at the government’s energy bills support measures in response to the energy crisis, including the Energy Bills Support Scheme. In response to its findings, National Energy Action chief executive Adam Scorer says:
“Even though bills are due to fall by hundred pounds, energy prices will remain hugely inflated and continue to hit households on the lowest incomes. While the Government response has grown to meet this challenge since October 2022, many people who need help the most are falling through the cracks.
“As a minimum, Government should be reinvesting any resources that have been committed but haven’t yet been spent. That should support more than 2.5 million low-income and vulnerable households who are no longer receiving any government support.
“Without more targeted support this autumn and winter these households will be exposed to the worst of this ongoing crisis with all the dreadful consequences for health and wellbeing that we have seen day in and day out in recent times.”
Please note that Energy Bills Support Scheme vouchers expire after 90 days. If a voucher does expire, households can ask their supplier for it to be reissued.
All vouchers must be redeemed by 30 June 2023.
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