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Energy support

Support is available for those on the lowest incomes to help with the cost of living and energy bills.

Government is aware that people are worried about the rise in cost of living and the pressures around being able to pay household bills this winter. Below is a list of support available for those on the lowest incomes to help with the cost of living and energy bills.

Electricity price cap

Government has put a price cap freeze on the unit cost of electricity to customers at current levels until 31 March 2023.

For those on the domestic and commercial tariffs, this means electricity will remain at 22 pence per unit into next spring. Manx Utilities estimates the average household uses 3300KWh, leading to an annual cost of around £840 with the price cap in place.

Energy support payment

Government has announced that those most vulnerable to the rising cost of living will receive additional energy support payments.

April 2022: Individuals in households who currently receive income support, income based jobseekers allowance or employed person’s allowance (EPA) and who are responsible for household costs received £300.

October 2022: Individuals in households who currently receive income support, income based jobseekers allowance or employed person’s allowance (EPA) and who are responsible for household costs will receive £300.

December 2022:Individuals in households who currently receive income support, income based jobseekers allowance or employed person’s allowance and who are responsible for household costs will receive £300.

Need help paying bills?

Both Manx Utilities and Isle of Man Energy (previously Manx Gas) have various payment options available and have teams on-hand to offer advice if you are worried about your bills.

EVF have payment plans available and also accept Coal Fund vouchers

Manx Petroleums customers can speak to them directly if you are worried about the cost of your oil

Northern Fuels also accepts coal fund vouchers, and other charity payments, and offers a payment plan for customers. Tel: +44 1624 897941, Email: northern.fuels.iom@gmail.com