To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Scope’s report Disability Price Tag 2019, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the Warm Home Discount in line with recent trends in the price of energy.
9 May 2019
In 2018 we consulted on the level of the Warm Home Discount rebate and decided to maintain the current level in order to provide it to the maximum number of households. Since then, the Government has also taken action to protect 11 million households with the introduction of the energy price cap.
Disabled people on means-tested benefits are eligible under the Broader Group of the Warm Home Discount. The Government is considering how to improve the fuel poverty targeting of the scheme and will be consulting on any proposed changes in due course.