Reduce your fuel bills
Fuel poverty in Runnymede has reduced in recent years, but there are still various allowances available to cut the cost of winter fuel bills, which you may be eligible for.
Fuel poverty statistics for Runnymede and Surrey, published by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy:
|2018||6.4% (2,249 households)||6.3%|
|2010||10.3% (3,364 homes)||10.5%|
Winter Fuel Payment
If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help pay your heating bills. You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you are eligible. If you're eligible but do not get paid automatically, you will need to make a claim by phone or email.
Warm Home Discount
The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a one-off £140 discount on your electricity bill, paid between September and March, if you are eligible. The scheme opens around October annually. Permanent residents of Park Homes can Fill in the Park Homes Warm Home Discount Application Form to be contacted when the scheme reopens annually or contact Charis Grants for more information about the scheme. Tel: 0330 555 9424
Cold Weather Payment
You may get a cold weather payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days. You will get £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.