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

Applications for the Council Tax £150 energy rebate have now closed.

See Council Tax £150 energy rebate

Help with energy bills


The government website has guidance on:

  • Cold weather payments if you get certain benefits
  • Warm Home Discount for low-income households
  • 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

South Tyneside Homes

The South Tyneside Homes website has guidance on:

  • Help with energy bills if you're struggling or unable to pay
  • What to do if you are confused about your bill
  • Getting the best deal from your energy supplier
  • Smart meters

See South Tyneside Homes: Energy bills