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Natural Gas: Prices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 133315, tabled on 2 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support households living off the gas grid with rapidly rising gas prices.

Answered on

11 March 2022

Off-gas grid households who are on their electricity supplier’s default or standard variable tariffs are protected by the energy price cap. The price cap methodology used by Ofgem enables a separate rate to be set for households who heat their homes using electric storage heaters. Off-gas grid households will also receive £200 discount on their electricity bill this Autumn, as part of the Government’s package of support worth £9.1 billion to help domestic energy customers with the cost of rising energy bills.

Further support for energy bills is available to eligible households through the Warm Home Discount, the Winter Fuel Payment and the Cold Weather Payments.