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Thousands eligible for free £250 from British Gas this winter


Nov 13, 2023

British Gas customers can get a free £250 to help with energy bills this winter.


The energy company announced it will be extending its scheme which sees customers get free payments of up to £250 to vulnerable customers. It is adding an extra £10million to its support scheme for customers with prepayment meters.

The energy supplier said "tens of thousands" of prepayment customers are eligible for the help, the Mirror reports. Those eligible will be contacted directly by British Gas.

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Chris O’Shea, CEO of Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, said: "Despite lower energy costs, we know that the cost of living is still a big problem for many households, and customers will still need support this winter.

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"Companies have a duty to support loyal customers through difficult times and our £100 million support package, the biggest ever offered by any supplier, means that we can make sure help is available to those who need it most.

"As well as funding grants and advice centres, our expert teams will be reaching out to our customers who could benefit from direct support in the form of free credit on their meters."

The £20million package- will support both customers and non customers this winter and will provide grants of up to £1,500 to help cover energy costs such as arrears. To be considered for a grant you must live in England, Scotland or Wales and be in debt on your gas, electric or both accounts.

You'll also need to have not received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last two years if you're not a customer, and in the last 12 months if you are. Anyone who is not a customer must not have more than £1,000 in saving and have received help from a money advice agency.

You can visit the British Gas website here for more information.

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