The Warm Home Discount is a one-off payment to help you with your electricity and gas bills. Generally, any energy supplier who has more than 250,000 customers must offer the scheme. This includes the likes of British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON UK, Npower, and SSE.
It’s worth remembering that every supplier has slightly different qualifying criteria and others might not be part of the scheme so it’s always worth ringing to double check.
Once you have a bank account set up you can organise a direct debit. It’s the best way to make sure the money reaches your landlord in time every month and it will also help you to keep track of your budget.
It’s really easy to set up a direct debit with your landlord and is a safe and simple way to make regular payments from your bank account.
Direct Debits can be set up over the phone or online. You’ll just need to make sure that you have the following information handy:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of your bank or building society
- Your bank or building society account number
- The branch sort code of your bank or building society
- The name(s) on the account
Setting up a direct debit will mean that you’re agreeing, with your landlord, the amount and date that the payment for your rent should be taken each month. After this time, you don’t need to worry about it anymore because it will continue to be deducted from your account until you cancel it. Even if at any time your landlord needs to change the amount or the collection date; they have to tell you first.
For more information about setting up a Direct Debit including a list of frequently asked questions visit: www.directdebit.co.uk