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Martin Lewis' MSE shares discount that could see households save up to 50% on energy bills

Martin Lewis' MSE shares discount that could see households save up to 50% on energy bills

The Money Saving Expert has shared details of the scheme

Martin Lewis has shared details on a scheme that could save you up to 50 percent on your energy bills.

Although we recently saw a decrease in the energy price cap, taking it down to £1,923 from £2,074, many people are still going to struggle to pay their bills over the colder and darker winter months.

In an attempt to offer some help to those who are most vulnerable the UK government will be running the Warm Home Discount Scheme again this year, which you can find out more about here.

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.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Lewis said that after some initial confusion, E.on Next had made clear to Money Saving Expert who qualifies.

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.

Martin Lewis shared details of the new scheme.
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Either:

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

Or:

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.
Low income households and those with medical needs could benefit from the scheme.
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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.

You can find out more about the scheme here, and read through all the eligibility criteria here.

Featured Image Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/ Getty stock

Topics: UK News, Money, Martin Lewis