The Energy Crisis

Fuel Poverty Action

The NPC Executive Committee on 23 September agreed that we would circulate informationon how to support the Fuel Poverty Action group who campaign to tackle fuel poverty

As the costs of fossil fuels soar this autumn, everyone is being hit by rising bills. Many are already desperate, and 1.5 million people have also been affected by their energy supplier going bust in the past few days. Meanwhile Universal Credit is to be cut. Over three million people in the UK live in fuel poverty and this will increase by another 500,000 households when the Price Cap is raised on 1st October.

To enable them to continue supporting people like us, they have set up a crowdfunder at:

Every little helps from a small regular sum to a one-off donation.

As always thank you. We need to take care of each other and make sure we stay well through winter.


Jan Shortt

NPC General Secretary

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Households on a low income and those in receipt of certain benefits may be able to get £140 off their energy bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount scheme. Major suppliers, including British Gas, EDF, E.on and Scottish Power, have reopened their schemes for 2021/22. Please see the details below and if you are not sure about your eligibility for the scheme, contact your energy company.


You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The scheme opens on 18 October 2021.