The UK Government has announced details how people in Wales, Scotland and England without a direct relationship to a domestic energy supplier, including many care home residents and those living in park homes, will receive a £400 discount on their fuel bills through the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS Alternative Funding).

Online applications will open in January for households in Wales, Scotland and England who are eligible for the £400 EBSS Alternative Funding to submit their details, alongside a helpline for those without online access.

The UK Government is also providing a further £200 Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) to help those households in Great Britain who use alternative fuels such as biomass or heating oil to meet energy costs this winter.

Most households eligible for the AFP support in Great Britain, will receive payment automatically via their electricity supplier in February, with no need to take any action. Those households who will need to apply for the AFP, for example because they do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier, will be able to do so in February, through the same GOV.UK portal as the one that will be used to apply for support under the EBSS Alternative Funding scheme.

For further information please select the following link Vital help with energy bills on the way for millions more homes across Great Britain and Northern Ireland - GOV.UK (

Business Wales is here to support businesses through the cost of living crisis please select the following link for further information Cost of doing business | Business Wales (


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