Warm Home Discount scheme
The Warm Home Discount (WHD) is a new scheme funded by energy suppliers. It came into force on 1 April 2011. The WHD replaces social tariffs and voluntary arrangements previously offered by energy suppliers.
The WHD scheme separates eligible households into two groups – the ‘Core’ group and the ‘Broader’ group.
Households in the Core group will automatically receive the discount on their energy bill without having to take any action.
Households who feel they may qualify for the WHD under their supplier’s Broader group should submit an application directly to their supplier. Each company has its own set of qualifying conditions, which are explained in the document.
Published by Consumer Focus
Date published October 2011
Last updated: 21/10/2011