Martin Lewis provides useful tip for Brits worried if they will receive Warm Home Discount

Asia's Tech News Daily

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, offers guidance on a wide range of financial issues, and this week was no different as he took to his Money Show on ITV. An issue of concern recently has been the Warm Home Discount as a number of energy providers have ceased trading. The Warm Home Discount offers eligible Britons £140 off their electricity bill for winter 2021/22 in the form of a one-off discount – so it is easy to understand why it is so important to many.

One woman wrote in to Martin’s show, concerned about whether she would be able to receive the discount this year as a result of a change in her supplier.

The woman, Janet, said: “Now Pure Planet has gone bust, do I have to apply to the new supplier for the Warm Home Discount – or will it be automatically transferred?

“It’s more important than ever that I don’t miss out.”

Thankfully, Martin was on hand to offer guidance to all those who are in a similar situation.

© Getty•ITV martin lewis warm home discount

He said: “Two more suppliers have bitten the dust this week – Colorado and Pure Planet. Around 300,000 homes between them.

“As I always say when your energy firm goes bust you will be automatically moved to a new supplier on the price cap rate. Do nothing about switching elsewhere.”

However, Martin stressed that individuals will have their credit protected in the switch, so do not have to worry about any damage to their rating.

When it comes to the Warm Home Discount, though, there is a potential for some grey area which Britons may need to pursue further.

DON’T MISS

Free NHS prescription age may rise – fines for non-payment [INSIGHT]

PIP: Britons may receive up to £608 per month for arthritis [ANALYSIS]

Great news for savers as TSB doubles interest rate on savings account [UPDATE]

Martin offered his key tip, saying action will need to be taken to ensure people do not miss out.

He explained: “As for the Warm Home Discount, yes, you will need to apply at the new supplier for it again.

“Eligibility criteria can vary, but as long as it is a big enough firm you should get it.”

Those who are on the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, Martin confirmed, will be able to get the Warm Home Discount regardless of their circumstances with a supplier.

© Getty warm home discount 2021

These individuals are known as the “core group” which opens for applications in just two days time on October 18, 2021.

People in this group will receive a letter between October and December informing them of how to get the discount if they qualify.

However, the other group potentially eligible for the Warm Home Discount are individuals on a low income, known as the “broader group”.

In this circumstance, people will need to apply directly to their electricity supplier for help if they are on a low income and get certain means-tested benefits.

Their energy supplier, though, must be a part of the scheme, which is a key consideration for those who are being moved onto a different provider.

Martin said there may be a level of uncertainty when it comes to securing the payment in this circumstance for those whose energy supplier has folded.

He added: “The criteria of what counts as lower income does vary firm by firm so you might have qualified before, and you might not now.

“My fingers are crossed that you will, though, definitely go and apply to them as soon as you possibly can.”

For the low income group, the electricity supplier has discounts available – but these are limited in number.

As Martin emphasised, the Government encourages individuals to check with their supplier as early as possible to see if they are eligible and how they can apply.

The supplier will apply the discount to a person’s bill by March 31, 2022.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

We've Finally Got A Launch Date For Glossier's New London Store

© Glossier Glossier have revealed that they will be opening a permanent London store for the first time ever. Back in 2019, we all (yes, all) lost our collective minds ... Read more »

Four golfers test positive for Covid-19 as Omicron variant threatens to disrupt South Africa Open

The South Africa Open is facing further disruption after four golfers tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the tournament starting on Thursday. © Getty Images southafricaopen.jpg Darren Fichardt, an 18-time ... Read more »

easyJet offers holiday refunds for families who can't meet Spain's new entry rules

easyJet Holidays is giving families who can’t meet Spain’s new entry requirements the option of cancelling their holidays and receiving a full refund. Spain was one of the countries to ... Read more »

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets EU special envoy for Afghanistan

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday held talks with EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan Tomas Niklasson and discussed the Afghan crisis. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the ... Read more »

Prada heir Lorenzo Bertelli suggests company is sizing up second-hand fashion market

Italian fashion group Prada has revealed that it sees an opportunity in the booming second-hand fashion sector. The company’s marketing chief and heir-designate, Lorenzo Bertelli, says expansion into the sector ... Read more »

World War Two airman's miracle bracelet finally laid to rest in RAF's 'family church'

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston receives RAF airman Freddie Habgood‘s silver bracelet, to be put on display at St Clement Danes – David Rose For Sergeant Freddie Habgood’s relatives, ... Read more »

Video from Kansas City police helicopter shows scene of Cameron Lamb police shooting

A Kansas City police helicopter captured the final moments of Cameron Lamb’s life as officers tracked his movements from above and two plainclothes detectives arrived at his house, where one ... Read more »

Serena Williams and her daughter wear matching leopard-print pajamas

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Serena Williams was seen twinning with her mini-me daughter, Olympia, in a set of adorable snaps that were shared to her Instagram account ... Read more »

Stoke, Blackburn, QPR, Middlesbrough: Which is the best club for John Souttar to join amid major transfer speculation?

© Provided by Football League World john souttar One of the biggest transfer battles in the EFL this January could come for Hearts centre-back John Souttar with a number of ... Read more »

Police: Jussie Smollett 'upset' camera didn't record attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago, appeared troubled when ... Read more »

Simon Jordan slams Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool manager's comments on Everton

Pundit Simon Jordan has slammed Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager’s comments about the physicality of the Merseyside derby and his dislike towards the fixture against Everton. Virgil van Dijk, ... Read more »

How to watch Amazon Prime's Premier League football for free on your TV

Premier League football is back on Amazon this week, with 10 matches being shown over the next few days. There will also be 10 more broadcast by the streaming giant ... Read more »

Pundits all agree on Everton vs Liverpool result after 'revenge' claim

Liverpool and Everton head into Wednesday night’s Merseyside Derby in contrasting runs of form. Taking place at Goodison Park, Rafa Benitez’s Blues have picked up just two points in their ... Read more »

Zog Energy becomes 25th power company to go bust amid soaring wholesale gas prices - leaving 12,000 households faced with being switched to new supplier

Ipswich-based firm Zog Energy collapsed today, say Ofgem who will find new provider for 11,700 customersThe scheme means customers do not have to find their own new energy provider but may see gas prices riseZog is the 25th UK firm to collapse in the last three months, after Entice and Orbit, who collapsed last month Read more »

167ft 'champion' coast redwood is among HUNDREDS of 'irreplaceable trees' uprooted by Storm Arwen's gale-force winds, National Trust warns

According to the charity, the cost of restorations will likely exceed £3 million And just the basic clear-up efforts alone are expected to take several monthsThe scale of the destruction was a shock to staff and volunteers, the Trust saidThe storm's wake has upset their planned celebrations for National Tree Week  Read more »

Tyson Fury 'would like' Dillian Whyte to be his next fight', says his promoter Bob Arum as the American reveals three-fight plan next year for the 'Gypsy King'

Tyson Fury is awaiting news on his next opponent after stopping Deontay WilderHis camp are in talks with Dillian Whyte, who is involved in a legal fight with WBCThe 'Gypsy King' wants to fight three times next year and begin with Whyte bout Read more »

Declan Rice would choose Chelsea over Manchester United if he were to leave West Ham claims Tony Cottee who believes the Hammers will need to win a trophy or finish in the top four to keep the midfielder

Declan Rice has enjoyed an exceptional start to the season for West HamThe midfielder has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester UnitedFormer Hammer Tony Cottee believes Rice would be suited to a move to ChelseaCottee also said there are two ways that West Ham could potentially keep Rice    Read more »

The Reason Why Fans Are Loving Echo's Portrayal In Hawkeye Episode 3

Marvel Studios/Disney+ Marvel fans have it good this year. After a long drought of new content due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 has marked the arrival of three (soon to ... Read more »

Labour MP Angela Rayner reveals unconscious gender bias means she is often ‘ignored' in her male-dominated work environment and becoming a grandmother at 41 turned her into 'more of a feminist'

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has revealed she is often ignored in favour of her male advisors when she enters a roomSaid she believes 'women face some level of misogyny on a daily basis'Slammed allegations that Stanley Johnson smacked Tory MP Caroline Nokes' bottom in 2003, branding it 'unacceptable'Revealing that she was once called 'frigid' for refusing a colleague's advancesSays as a '41-year-old grandmother she wouldn't stand for it now', calling herself 'more of a feminist'  Read more »

Omicron is coming. Complacency is our worst enemy in fight against this variant.

1 / 2Omicron is coming. Complacency is our worst enemy in fight against this variant. Having been a professor of public health for several decades now I am compelled to ... Read more »

Some Sacramento businesses begin preparing for COVID-19 omicron variant impact

A new COVID-19 variant has spread to several countries across the globe – including North America. Northern California businesses are now bracing for the impact of when it could reach ... Read more »

Mother with same extreme morning sickness as the Duchess of Cambridge wins discrimination case after her 'unsympathetic' B&Q boss dismissed her illness as an 'impediment'

Frankie Kite suffered extreme morning sickness while working at B&Q in 2018Her manager Adrian Barnett was said to be 'frustrated' by her sickness daysHe ignored her request not to work late shifts at the store in Witney, OxfordshireAn employment tribunal has ruled in Mrs Kite's favour with payout in the pipeline Read more »

South Africa's Covid cases DOUBLE in a day as test positivity climbs to 16.5% and daily hospital admissions rise by a quarter amid fears of Omicron-driven wave — just hours after the WHO said vaccines SHOULD work against super-mutant

South Africa records 8,561 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, marking a 95.8% increase on yesterday 51,977 people were swabbed and 16.5% tested positive for the virus, compared to 10.2% tested positiveCases have been soaring in the country since the super mutant Omicron variant emerged last month Read more »

Omicron was in Britain BEFORE South Africa raised alarm: Nine Scottish cases all linked to single 'event' on November 20, four days before official discovery, amid fears it was imported at COP26 or by rugby fans — as UK variant case count rises to 32

A total of 22 cases of the new Omicron Covid virus variant have been found in England 10 reported in ScotlandScotland's 10th case comes as it was revealed the others were from four days before Omicron was discoveredThis means the virus has been circulating in the UK  well before South Africa warned the world about Omicron UK health authorities have not revealed the vaccination status of the cases but none of the 32 are seriously ill Read more »

Matthew Stafford's wife calls out Instagram trolls who can't get to QB

Kelly Stafford’s Instagram was flooded with critical comments following the Rams’ third straight loss Sunday, with trolls taking aim at her husband, quarterback Matthew Stafford. The mother of four believes ... Read more »

Jeremy Clarkson is forced to change design plans for the expansion of Diddly Squat farm after being hit with more than 40 objections over fears of increased traffic in village

Clarkson, 61, had submitted a planning application to open a 70-space car park The plan also included a 60-seater café at his farm in Chadlington, OxfordshireThe popularity of Clarkson's Farm has led to queues for Diddly Squat Farm Shop  Read more »

Fauci's a big shot! Embattled COVID-19 tsar is joined by Obama for surprise visit to DC elementary school to meet students getting vaccinated and encourage child vaccinations

Dr. Anthony Fauci and former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to a Washington D.C. elementary school to aid in COVID-19 vaccination efforts. ‘We are just getting through the ... Read more »

Royal Navy sailor, 26, 'who raped female comrade after prosecco-fuelled naked mess party' says woman had twerked at him then they had consensual sex

Able Seaman William Stewart allegedly took advantage of a female colleagueThey were part of a group who had been out drinking, a court martial heardThe group returned to Holiday Inn to continue celebrations, court was told The alleged victim says she awoke to find AB Stewart sexually assaulting herAB Stewart said the woman initiated sex and had 'sort of twerked' towards him Read more »

Fancy a pasty from G R Eggs? US TikToker sees her mis-pronunciation of the British high street baker's name go viral - with some saying it's so funny, it might catch on

TikToker Gabrielle Marcellus, from New York, shared a video of herself across social media enjoying the delights of UK fast food staple GreggsHowever, she pronounced the name GR Eggs, only for a passer-by to correct herMarcellus' clip has now had more than 3.5 million views - with some speculating that GR Eggs might actually catch on in the UK  Read more »

Rape victims are 'lucky' if their cases are heard in court within four years amid 'increasing delays', lawyers tell MPs

Senior barristers spoke to the Commons Home Affairs Committee about delaysThey said some victims get fed up and drop out of system as they wait for justiceMPs heard of increased delay between complaint to police and charge decisionIt came as new data shows proportion of suspects in sex offence cases being taken to court had fallen to a record low and remains the lowest for rape cases  Read more »

'It's embarrassing but I understand it': Chris Cuomo breaks his silence after being suspended by CNN indefinitely after helping his brother Andrew over sexual harassment allegations

Speaking publicly about his suspension for the first time on his SiriusXM radio program on Wednesday, Cuomo said that he understands why people belive he violated journalism ethicsOn Tuesday night, CNN said it had suspended Cuomo from his Cuomo Prime Time show indefinitely 'You know this already. It hurts to even say it, it's embarrassing, but I understand it and I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did.' Read more »

Barcelona boss Xavi is dealt another HUGE blow with Sergi Roberto 'set to be sidelined for FOUR months with a thigh injury that requires surgery'

Sergi Roberto has made over 300 appearances for his boyhood club BarcelonaHe offers versatility as he is able to play at right back and in central midfieldThe 29-year-old has already been out of action for over a month through injuryHis setback is a blow for Barcelona who are also without Pedri and Sergio Aguero Read more »

MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to killing four alleged rivals - including a 15-year-old boy - and burying them on Long Island

Raúl Ponce on Tuesday pleaded guilty to two second-degree murder and two second-degree manslaughter charges in a Nassau County courtThe 23-year-old participated in the killings of four victims who were perceived to have been MS-13 rivalsThe savage murders took place in the New York suburb of Long Island between 2016 and 2017The youngest victim was 15-year-old Bryan Lemus, who was lured into a wooded area and hacked with machetes by Ponce and other MS-13 gangsters Ponce faces between 32 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in January Read more »

American bulldog that killed 10-year-old boy was NOT on banned list, police reveal

Jack Lis was killed by a dog called Beast when he went to play with a friend Beast was shot by police and specialist dog experts analysed the dog's DNAThey concluded the animal was an American bulldog - a breed not banned in UK Read more »

Pillsbury's New Lisa Frank Unicorn Cookie Dough Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True

There was nothing like walking into the first day of school knowing that you had a backpack full of brand-new Lisa Frank folders, pencil cases, and erasers galore — and ... Read more »

UK's Covid outbreak rebounds as infections rise 11% in a week to 43,676 and deaths climb 15% with 171 victims — but hospital admissions are down slightly

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data show Britain recorded 48,374 new cases over the last 24 hours Number of people dying with the virus increased 14.8 per cent to 171 today, up from 149 last Wednesday Hospitalisations continued to fall, with 706 people admitted to hospital with coronavirus on Saturday Read more »

Burned human remains are found at Spanish conquest-era Century Aztec altar in Mexico City: Ashes may have been part of ritual 'to bear witness to the end of their civilization

An Aztec alter from the 16th century was unearthed 13 feet below the surface in Mexico CityAztec trinkets were found at the site, along with a giant pot that held burned human remains insideThe Aztecs performed human sacrifices to pay back the gods who were said to have sacrificed themselves so mankindMore than a dozen incense burners that were used in the ancient rituals were also found at the site Read more »

LEGOs Are Up To 40% Off at Target for the Holidays — But Popular Sets Are Selling Out Fast

© LEGO. When it comes to picking out toys, we’re always mindful that they not just keep our little ones entertained for hours on end, but that they’re teaching them ... Read more »

Disabled man, 22, 'was found weighing just 6 stone and close to death after his parents imprisoned him in bedroom strewn with faeces and vomit'

A disabled man was ‘found close to death’ after allegedly being imprisoned by his mother in an attic bedroom that was strewn with faeces and vomit, a court heard.  Lorna ... Read more »

Katie Price fans disgusted by video of her blowing her nose on her top in Vegas – posted by fiancé Carl Woods

KATIE Price left fans queasy after Carl Woods shared a video of her blowing her nose on her top in Las Vegas. The former glamour model, 43, and fiancé Carl, ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic