Cost of living support

Help with energy bills

£400 reduction on energy bills

£400 will be taken off your energy bill automatically from October 2022.

This does not need to be paid back and requires no action.

This is a government scheme - South Tyneside Council is not responsible for administering this support.

See GOV.UK: Help with your bills

Council Tax £150 energy rebate

The last date to apply for the rebate was Friday 10 June 2022.

See Council Tax £150 energy rebate

Advice from the government

The government website has guidance on:

  • Cold weather payments if you get certain benefits
  • Warm Home Discount for low-income families
  • 0% VAT on energy saving materials
  • Budgeting loans
  • Social tariffs for cheaper phone and broadband
  • Help paying your water bill

See GOV.UK: Cost of living support - Help with your bills