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Hope this hasn't been posted before, it can't benefit me but hope it can help out someone on here.

You dont even need to be a British Gas customer to take advantage of this great home insulation offer and if you are over 70 you qualify for the FREE insulation offer irrespective of your status. If you are younger than 70 you will qualify for the FREE offer if you or someone in your household are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits:

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, War Disablement Pension (must also be in receipt of Mobility Supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance), Child Tax Credit (and with an annual household income under £14,600), Working Tax Credit (and with an annual household income under £14,600), Disability Living Allowance, State Pension Credit, Disablement Pension (must also be in receipt of Constant Attendance Allowance), Attendance Allowance.

Hope thats all sunk in, follow the link for more information, this is an offer from Fair Exchange who are working with British Gas to 'help the environment'

Please give a reason if you decide to vote cold, thanks.
Hope this works out for someone. Enjoy ; )
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#1
give me a moment cant get the direct link to work
#2
If the link isn't working for you and you want more info then heres the number:

Here to HELP

If you're interested in this programme and want to find out if you are eligible, please call us quoting reference HTHH.

0845 605 2535
#3
getting our bungalow insulated tomorrow
#4
Only for those on benefits though isn't it?

Voted warm.
#5
YEP! got all these but still cold and hungry....Brrrrrrrrrrr1:w00t:
#6
Not just benefits. The Queen qualifies. E-On have the same deal.
#7
damn! if only i didnt work for a living.
#8
neilmonk
Only for those on benefits though isn't it?

Voted warm.


Agreed, great if you don't work for a living but neither use nor ornament for the working, middle or upper class!:thinking: :? :shock:
#9
yorkie
Agreed, great if you don't work for a living but neither use nor ornament for the working, middle or upper class!:thinking: :? :shock:


So those not working don't fall into any of your 'classes'!:whistling:
#10
this is available through hundreds of companies across the uk for anyone on certain benefits and also low incomes.warmfront is another company but there are litterally hundreds.if you get housing benfit you qualify.if you rent off a private landlord its possible to have central heating installed or upgraded and even have an open fire replaced with a gas or electric fire and all for free and no cost to landlord.
#11
I was looking for a way to ease the pain of getting rid of those pesky contractors.....

"On the down side your being made redundant.....But on the up side...."
banned#12
I think this has stemmed from the government pulling BG up on their incredible profit margin. They say BG were to repay some of the 'less well off' members off society (obviously through schemes like this?) else face action.

Why not just bloody drop the prices to a sensible price for all customers.
#13
Lets stick to the point guys, not get personal and keep your opinions to yourself. Thanks.

I think this is a great opportunity for people like pensioners and single mums claiming benefits to apply for and hope you are successful.
#14
hmmm, all posts deleted. so much for free speech.
#15
i didnt have anything to do with this sorry that they have been deleted. Obv. some moderators must have seen some of the personal comments that were being posted.
#16
stevey_p7
i didnt have anything to do with this sorry that they have been deleted. Obv. some moderators must have seen some of the personal comments that were being posted.


it's an emotive issue, and i think that perhaps a balanced debate should have been allowed to rage on, or moved to misc. at least....
#17
Be more of a cheapsake and call the free number instead of the 0845 number ;-)
0800 435525
introlux
1 Like #18
To clarify, not only the unemployed are entitled to this scheme, anyone on Low income and claims Family Tax Credit is enttled as well. Further, people on DLA (disability Living Allowance, anyone over 60 years of age and on Pension Credit are also entitled. There are many more benefits which entitle the receipient to this service. BG does take the credit but does not pay for these improvements, they are all paid for by the Government. The scheme is called Warmfront and there are hundreds of companies offering this service nationwide and most of them have Freephone numbers - note that BG uses a chargeable telephone number, which is so typical money grabbing (this is why I vote cold). It is in my opinion the best scheme the Labour Party under Tony has come up with, which actually benefits the people of this country directly.
#19
This is to do with the Governments CERT (Carbon Emmissions Reduction Target) scheme, previously EEC 3. All energy companies are assessed on their efforts on reducing energy consumption as part of the whole 'global warming' debate. Basically, if they dont reach their targets they will be fined a percentage of their TURNOVER not PROFIT, as a result they subsidise these installations and offer free low energy bulbs etc (mainly to low income as they as seen to be the ones who would most likely not have done their own) which costs them MILLIONS but compared to say a fine of 3% of their turnover, SAVES them billions!!! It would be nice to think that they are doing it for the good of mankind out of the goodness of their hearts but at the end of the day its all about the shareholders (do you think they would allow such a 'waste' of their profit share otherwise????

Hope that helps, remember, EVERYONE can benefit in some way albeit more so if you are on benefits. When we had our loft insulation done they did (not sure if they still do) charge you the more you actually had in place!! i.e. if you had say 6" currently they charged you, whereas if you strip it all out they discount/ do for free?!?!?!? bit back to front but thats the way it works, you may want to bear that in mind before calling them out?? ;0)
#20
I hate these hand outs. I never get anything and I'm not exactly rolling in it. Makes me wonder why I bother.
#21
yorkie
Agreed, great if you don't work for a living but neither use nor ornament for the working, middle or upper class!:thinking: :? :shock:


Im middle class and Im not working, Im wondering which one you fit into, the ignorant class? :roll:
banned#22
peterdg55;1670932
i hope that stupid comment isn't directed t the likes of me i claim working tax credit so am able to claim i have worked for 40 years and never had one day off for sickness so why cant i take advantage of any help i can get to make ends meet. :x

Read his statement again and i think you'll discover he was stating that some people cant actually work for a living. Nothing more, nothing less. It certainly wasnt a dig at anyone.
#23
Thanks pet2000 for your informative post, I had come here to say much the same thing. :)

The only thing I'd add, in order to ease the worries of those who see his as yet another handout that's costing them money: After this scheme was introduced, the Government stopped the automatic Cold Weather Payments that disabled people, and people on low income had been getting. Up until then, if the temperature was below a certain figure for a period of a week, everyone who was on certain benefits would get a flat rate extra payment, whether they needed it or not. Now only Pensioners are entitled to this payment. So in the long term, by no longer having to pay this extra benefit, this scheme will end up saving the government (and therefor you) money.

jakenjo
i wonder how many people that can afford non essentials like the internet, claim.


It may be non-essential to you but to some it's their only means of communication with anybody beyond their own four walls.

You may not see the benefit in that, but by improving a persons quality of life it can cut down on things such as medication/treatment for disorders such as depression, etc., which in the long term saves you money. It can also enable some people to have access to education and support that they may not otherwise have been able to get, which in turn can lead to those people obtaining some form of occupation, which again, saves you money in the long term.
#24
getting back to the post though.....this is a handy reminder. Lots of companies offer this scheme, not from the goodness of their heart but because the Government pays them to do so.

My Mum (pesnioner on DLA) got hers done a couple of years back. Does make a difference, both to the heat in the house and the soundproofing. This was through Warmfront who also insulated her loft, draught proofed her doors and this year replaced her ageing boiler.
#25
phil001
and i bet that 90% of those who claim somehow manage to pay for Sky/cable every month too


I live in an ex council house and it is amazing the number of satellite dishes on the council houses around me....I can tell the council houses as they are the ones that had synchronised fitting of new front doors and Kitchens/Bathrooms!!...

Bring in a system like Australia....If the person can work then they are allocated a job to get their state hand-out....no work....no money..

Voted Hot by the way....as it is a good deal for those who qualify..
#26
In case you're with E.ON (used to be Powergen), their number for this scheme is 0800 051 1480
#27
voted hot. thank you i work but understand there are people who dont have the circumstance or health to,people should stop being so ignorant
#28
i wish you'd all stop your gibbering everytime someone posts something like this, i'm not entitled to these offers but i'm very grateful of them for my mother who is entitled. not everyone who is entitled is a slacker and it's hard to sift through it all looking for genuine questions about the post etc. It's a very good deal voted hot.

i do have a genuine question about the post though, is it for british gas members only and if so does anyone know if swalec do a similar deal.
#29
devil_tez
i wish you'd all stop your gibbering everytime someone posts something like this, i'm not entitled to these offers but i'm very grateful of them for my mother who is entitled. not everyone who is entitled is a slacker and it's hard to sift through it all looking for genuine questions about the post etc. It's a very good deal voted hot.

i do have a genuine question about the post though, is it for british gas members only and if so does anyone know if swalec do a similar deal.


Opening post says that you don't need to be a British Gas Customer.
banned#30
devil_tez

i do have a genuine question about the post though, is it for british gas members only and if so does anyone know if swalec do a similar deal.



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http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/proxy/view/full/2019/grantsandofferssearch
1 Like #31
Poxy little ignorant so and sos.
Love to see all the "their handing out our taxes to layabouts" bridgade living on £50 a week.

Before anyone adds 2 and 2 together and gets 5... no I am not on benefits, I just have common sense.
#32
Anyone know a non 0845 number for this?
#33
Remember that these schemes do also give discounts to people who are not on benefits, you may need to ring around a bit more but there are savings to be had. I got cavity wall insulation done for a 4 bed detached for £150 through powergen.

It varies region to region and between power companies so its worth a few phone calls.
#34
If you live in Croydon, British Gas will give you a free consultation and if you pay to have their insulation implemented, you get £100 off your tax bill. Mention 'Croydon Council Offer' when you call them. This offer is open to those who have to do more than simply watch daytime TV and fill in a form to get paid.
#35
fuzzynavel
I have talked to my dole scrounging neighbours about this before and if you know how to work the system you can get a hell of a lot more than £50 per week!

Just waiting for them to annoy me so that I can report them!!



If they are claiming benefits illegally then do me and the other tax payers here a favour and report them now. You'll also be doing those who are entitled to these benefits a favour as it will hopefully cut down on the benefits bashing comments.
#36
Before i start i aint a layer about i work 40 hours a week 8:30 while 5:30 monday to friday, i am on low income, my partner looks after our under 2 child as we cant afford child care.

we get child tax credit and working tax credit.

would they insulate over a boarded loft as my loft old loft insulation in from years ago when built i think, but the previous owner boarded the loft with loose chipboard, would i need further insulation or is boarded ok with insulation thats already uinder there ok.

or would they come and put loft insulation on top of the boards? or would they get me to lift all the boards up and get rid of the old insulation?

as a top up of the old insulation the boards wouldnt be able to be placed back down.

also the roof is 5 years old and has roofing felt on the inside also, we need it boarded for storage.

Before any of these deals came along took me 8 months to save to have my cavity wall done which i paid for luckly it only cost me £105 as it was an offer on at the time of having it done.

I have invested a lot to get the fule bills down, such as having cavity wall done, a HE Condesing boiler with heating controls done last august, all bulbs in the house are energy saving light bulbs apart from one bedroom as its on a dimmer and dimmer bulbs for energy saving ones cost £10.00 each and i refuse to pay £40.00 as 4 are needed for that room.

I have even got a bye bye to standby to turn everyone off at night thats on standby and hope it will save us on the bills by the end of the year.

anyway back to my question would they insulate over a boarded floor or not
banned#37
you cannot put insulation over boarding. They would not board up your roof either and that is not recommended anyway due to the weight.
1 Like #38
voted hot for this tip off,

being in contact with many physically and mentally disabled kids i am disgusted with the attitude of many hukd members.

they may be able to find some kind of work in the future, they certainly want to. unfortunately they will have to try so much harder than the rest of us to succeed.
these people don't choose to be in their situation and most cope bravely and brilliantly with the cards they have been dealt in life.
to lump all benefits claimants into a selfish/lazy category is prejudice in its most ugly form.
learn some compassion for those struggling through life.

not sure i like the way hukd is going if such prejudice is so prevalent

for the record, no i am not on benefits but i do put any free time i have into helping those in my community.maybe some of you should try it, you can learn a lot.
#39
It is true that the majority of people on benefits are not a lazy layabout - but a few are. These are the ones that should be forced to do some work. What bugs me is that while I was spending my valuable two days off at the weekend cleaning my loft out and fitting my own loft insulation (from Wickes in a 3 for 2 offer - but that is a different subject!) there are other people being offered the whole job completed for free who had plenty of time to do it themselves. I wouldn't mind as much if they were given the insulation and had to fit it themselves... anyway, enough ranting and back to work!
#40
Not entirely sure where this living solely on £50/week comes from.

I know people who get their JSA and can live comfortably on it. Pehaps has something to do with not paying council tax (worth £60-70/month) and having rented accomodation paid for (£300-400/month). Add all that up and its actually a lot more that £50 a week. I'd make it closer to £150+/week.

Add to that the prescriptions are free, dental care is free, optical exams are free and glasses subsidised, children at school get free dinners etc...In all it's actually no different if to what a lot of people not claiming benefits who work full time take home after tax.

The above said this IS a hot deal and i have voted accordingly. Doubt anyone on this thead has an issue with benefts being claimed by those who need it. The reality though is there are lot of people who are on benefits because it doesn't make financial sense for them to work. Silly but it's our governments policy. Like someone said...those who are able to work should be made to do so...there's plenty of work that could be done in the community.

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