Support for households

The government has announced the following immediate, short-term action to support households. For the most part, this will operate in the same way for households across the whole of the UK, but there are a few differences for those in Northern Ireland because of the different way the energy market operates. Where there are differences, the overall support provided will be equivalent across the UK, and the differences in how the schemes will work are explained towards the end of this note in the section ‘How the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) and Energy Bills Support Scheme will be applied to energy bills in Northern Ireland’.

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