Find out about the government's scheme to help households with rising energy costs.

Page updated 22 June 2023

Energy Bills Support Scheme and Alternative Fuel Payment

The Energy Bills Support Scheme provides a one-off support payment of £400, and the Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) provides £200 for energy bills for households in England, Scotland, and Wales without a direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier. This support is provided by Central Government and is delivered by local councils. 

Both of these schemes are now closed.