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Financial support

Financial support

Help with money and budgets    

- Use the Citizens Advice calculator to see how to maximise your income
- Use the Entitled To budget tool to plan your spending

New £400 energy grants

There is an £400 non-repayable energy bill discount available to households through the Energy Bills Support SchemeFor most households this discount is applied automatically by your energy provider in six instalments between October 2022 and March 2023.

From 27 February 2023, an alternative scheme has been set up for households who receive their electricity in a different way.

This will be a one-off non-repayable payment of £400 per household. Apply following advice on our energy bill support pages.

Preventing crisis

Our Local Welfare Provision is a scheme run by us to help people who are in a crisis or emergency situation and where additional assistance would help prevent the crisis or emergency from escalating.

In this section


Housing Benefit

Find out how to get help paying for rent


Benefit and money advice

Find out what support you can access


Council Tax

Find out about discounts, reduction and exemptions


Universal Credit

Find out about payments to help with living costs


Disability benefits

Find out what benefits you can access


Additional housing payments

Extra help if you claim Housing Benefit or Universal Credit


Emergency payments

How to apply for crisis and emergency payments


Pension credit

Help with living costs if you’re 66 or over


Check money lender is registered

Before borrowing money check a money lender is registered, if not report a loan shark online


Help paying mortgage interest

Help paying mortgage interest if you get certain benefits


New cost of living payments

How people will get help from April 2023 onwards


Business Energy Bills Discount Scheme

Help for businesses with energy bills

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