Government and Schemes

  • Can I apply for the Government Home Discount Scheme if I switch my energy supplier?

    By Energy Company Numbers on February 1, 2019
    The Government Home Discount Scheme, otherwise known as The Warm Home Discount Scheme, was introduced in 2014 and came into force in 2015. This scheme allows home owners to benefit from £140 off their electricity bill for Winter. The existing dedicated support for low income and vulnerable households will be maintained until March 2017. We have received quite a few enquiries […]
  • How to make a complaint with Utilita

    By Energy Company Numbers on January 16, 2019
    If you are not satisfied with the service you have received from Utilita, then you can make a complaint. To make a complaint with Utilita, all you have to do is contact them. Details for doing this can be found below, to help you make your complaint. Note: Before you make a complaint, we recommend that you read through Utilita’s published […]
  • Your guide to The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

    By Energy Company Numbers on November 3, 2018
    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS as it is affectionately known, is big news for big businesses in the UK. On the one hand, it’s a chance for businesses to refine and evaluate their operational and cost efficiencies, and to become more profitable as a result. On the other hand, it’s another piece of legislation, among all the other […]
  • What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 5, 2018
    The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, or RHI, is a Government scheme set up to encourage people to install renewable heating technologies in their homes. The aim of the scheme is to help people reduce their carbon footprint. The incentive of the scheme is that each quarter, the Government will pay you a cash sum based on the amount of clean […]
  • The CMA energy reforms: What will it mean for you?

    By Energy Company Numbers on July 3, 2017
    Back in 2012, consumer group Which? called for an investigation into energy bills, and why so many households were overpaying for their gas and electricity in the UK (1). After some initial probing by OFGEM, the project was eventually handed over to the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), who launched a full inquiry in early 2014 (2). Last week, that inquiry was […]
  • What is the Government ECO programme?

    By Energy Company Numbers on May 20, 2017
    The Government ECO programme is a five-year programme requiring energy suppliers to help home-owners make their homes more energy efficient. The programme replaced two schemes, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP), and the Government has recently extended the ECO scheme to March 2017. The ECO programme is officially known as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). It […]
  • What is the Affordable Warmth Scheme?

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 10, 2016
    If you have trouble paying your heating bills and are on certain benefits, you may be able to claim some financial help to help you make energy-saving alterations to your home. The work can be carried out by a qualified company of your choice and you may be able to get all or some of the cost paid for. It’s […]
  • The Green Deal never bothered us anyway…

    By Energy Company Numbers on August 14, 2016
    The Green Deal never bothered us anyway… As the Green Deal is finally put to bed and the government finally releases the conclusive figures for the scheme, one thing is becoming crystal clear: Nobody liked the Green Deal. The so-called ‘ground-breaking’ energy efficiency loan scheme was supposed to be a game changer, and to set a precedent worldwide for encouragement of […]
  • What is HEEPS?

    By Energy Company Numbers on June 27, 2016
    If you reside in Scotland and you have difficulty affording to heat your home, HEEPS can help. The Scottish only energy scheme was introduced to ensure all Scottish citizens can afford to stay warm and cosy all year round. So what exactly is it and is everyone eligible? Understanding the HEEPS scheme The HEEPS scheme is made up of three […]
  • What is the London Boiler Cashback Scheme?

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 29, 2016
    Do you know how much an inefficient boiler adds to your energy bill? The answer may startle you – a modern boiler you could save hundreds of pounds. You would use 20% less energy for heating, making savings of £340 annually on your bills. That’s a substantial saving and one which might make you think about replacing your old boiler […]

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