Martin Lewis has shared details on a scheme that could save you up to 50 percent on your energy bills.
But alongside that supplier E.on Next has launched its new Winter Affordability Support Scheme, which gives some of its existing customers who are on a low income or who have medical need up to 50 percent off their bill.
The scheme was launched on 1 October, and is thought to benefit ‘tens of thousands of customers’, according to the Money Saving Expert.
The updated terms and conditions appear on E.on Next’s website and state: “You can only have this tariff if you are an existing customer and the following apply to you.
Eligible for Warm Home Discount Core groups 1 & 2, Broad group Scotland, or customers previously eligible for Broad group in England & Wales and your household income falls within a low affordability threshold
b) You are a customer who relies on the energy supply to operate essential medical equipment, (existing vulnerability) and a household income of under £31,000
c) your annual household income is under £19,000 and you have an income and expenditure deficit (I&E)
- Agree to have a Smart meter installed
- Pay for your energy by fixed monthly Direct Debit (for non prepayment)
- If your Direct Debit fails or you cancel it we may switch you to our standard variable tariff.
It goes on to explain that the two ‘Core Groups’ are ‘customers in receipt of the guaranteed element of pension credit’ and ‘low-income customers with high energy costs’.
While the ‘essential medical equipment’ covered includes nebuliser or apnoea monitor; dialysis, feeding pump or automated medication; and oxygen concentrator.
You’ll also need to have been an E.on Next customer since at least 25 September 2023.