Make sure you get your £12 Government Electricity Rebate this Autumn/Winter (any domestic household that pays for electricity should get this. It's NOT limited to those on low incomes, benefits...)
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Make sure you get your £12 Government Electricity Rebate this Autumn/Winter (any domestic household that pays for electricity should get this. It's NOT limited to those on low incomes, benefits...)

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Found 24th Oct 2015
Guess this is a deal as we have to pay for electricity. Despite lowering energy costs, we still don't see much savings passed down to us. £12 is £12 at the end of the day. CHECK YOU GET YOUR REBATE THIS AUTUMN/WINTER!!!

Anyway here's more information -

The Government Electricity Rebate will be paid to eligible domestic electricity customers over the course of the autumn from the 11 October 2015.

If you are a pre-payment customer – look out for a letter from your supplier between October and November which should include either a £12 GER voucher or instructions to take your pre-payment key to a pre-payment vending site to collect your £12.

If following this you have still not received your GER, you should get in contact with your electricity supplier.

I believe that this is GB only (i.e. not NI), but happy to hear otherwise.
- jnm21

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Just checked my Scottish Power, credited on 25th Oct £12.
- splender

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just links back to hotukdeals.

gov.uk/gui…ate

"Most households will not need to take any action to receive the rebate. If you pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of a bill (e.g. quarterly) you will see a credit automatically applied on the next bill.

However, if you pay for your electricity through a pre-payment meter, you may need to actively redeem the rebate.

Your supplier should inform you about how you can claim the rebate but it is likely to be one of two methods:

You may be sent a voucher (likely with a barcode) to be redeemed for electricity credit when you next top up at your usual retail outlet. This voucher must be redeemed at a pre-payment vending site within the validity period stated on the GER voucher. You will need to show a valid form ID along with the voucher.
Alternatively, you may receive the rebate automatically as your supplier will have sent an electronic credit which you will pick up when you next top up.

Arrangements for how pre-payment customers receive the GER will depend on suppliers."

Edited by: "waitingfordeals" 24th Oct 2015

Noticed this on my Npower bill last week. Good stuff.

Thank you

Maybe enough for 2 x 3kw heaters for about 28 days if they are on for 50% of the time
'Let them eat cake'

jasee

Maybe enough for 2 x 3kw heaters for about 28 days if they are on for 50% … Maybe enough for 2 x 3kw heaters for about 28 days if they are on for 50% of the time :('Let them eat cake'


I'd hate to see you bills.
2x3Kw heaters would cost about 72p per hour to run. How many hours do you think are in 28 days?

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, npower automatically credited £12 to my account on 11th Oct

Wish this was for Gas. I use £50 a week on my gas
Edited by: "happyfeet0" 24th Oct 2015

Oneday77

I'd hate to see you bills. 2x3Kw heaters would cost about 72p per hour to … I'd hate to see you bills. 2x3Kw heaters would cost about 72p per hour to run. How many hours do you think are in 28 days?



Well I make £12 = 80 kilowatts of electricity
Hmm yes only about 17 hours for £12
Edited by: "jasee" 24th Oct 2015

jasee

Well I make £12 = 80 kilowatts of electricity


Ok so 80kw divided by 6kw gives you just over 13 hours runtime. Energy is measured in hours not days.

happyfeet0

Wish this was for Gas. I use £50 a week on my gas


Lucky you - my combined bill is £600 pm, 2/3 of that is gas...

Would you get the £12 on a pre-payment meter if you just moved in last week ?

jgtuk

Lucky you - my combined bill is £600 pm, 2/3 of that is gas...



£600 Per Month! Where do you live Buckingham Palace? My combined Gas & Electric is £45 Per Month and I work from home all day oO



happyfeet0

Wish this was for Gas. I use £50 a week on my gas

happyfeet0

Wish this was for Gas. I use £50 a week on my gas



oO How on earth are your energy bills so high? You must live in a castle or something?! All I spend for a 2 bed terraced house is around £40p/m on electricity and £30p/m on gas.

Wholesale energy costs are down, non energy costs are up... You can blame the last labour government for that.

Good to know Thankyou

got my £12 rebate from EDF on my latest bill

£12 pffftt

http://i.imgur.com/dT6zZCB.gif

Anybody know where the funding comes from for this ? Thanks.

Flodd

Wholesale energy costs are down, non energy costs are up... You can blame … Wholesale energy costs are down, non energy costs are up... You can blame the last labour government for that.



Tories have had long enough to change the energy market if they wanted . fat cats looking after fat cats end of the day.

Northern Ireland residents can't look forward to this as for some reason, it is only applicable to Scotland, England and Wales.

Flodd

Wholesale energy costs are down, non energy costs are up... You can blame … Wholesale energy costs are down, non energy costs are up... You can blame the last labour government for that.



Not really. You can just thank the greed of businesses and OPEC. Prices are coming down due to market forces and have very little to do with the current administration.

preecey

oO How on earth are your energy bills so high? You must live in a castle … oO How on earth are your energy bills so high? You must live in a castle or something?! All I spend for a 2 bed terraced house is around £40p/m on electricity and £30p/m on gas.




Was thinking they must live in a mansion lol

happyfeet0

Wish this was for Gas. I use £50 a week on my gas


This will be a combined rebate. The reason they put the rebates on electricity is that nearly all people use electricity, but some properties do not have gas.
Edited by: "Richard_Lawrence" 24th Oct 2015

Voted HOT because i'm COLD.

keyster

Voted HOT because i'm COLD.



Use the £12 to get a jumper from Primark. It's blooming cold hear as well, not helped by weekly calls from my in-laws telling me of the record 28C temps, they're getting in LA.

mike
Edited by: "mjbuckhurst" 24th Oct 2015

I didn't get my £12 last year and I didn't know about this, just rang swalec and they have give me £12 instantly on my payg meter when I top up for last years error and they will also be giving it me for this year. So thank you so much for letting me know. xx

Thanks OP didn't know about this

jgtuk

Lucky you - my combined bill is £600 pm, 2/3 of that is gas...



I'm paying £55 pcm in a new build, 3 bed detached with 2 kids! You're almost paying a month what I pay in a year...! oO

preecey

oO How on earth are your energy bills so high? You must live in a castle … oO How on earth are your energy bills so high? You must live in a castle or something?! All I spend for a 2 bed terraced house is around £40p/m on electricity and £30p/m on gas.



Running 32 Radiators with gch and a 300,000 btu boiler + 8 place gas hob on cooker...
Edited by: "jgtuk" 24th Oct 2015

anyone know if this applies to power ni please

I'm kinda fortunate.. my British Gas bill for electric & gas was a little high this month... and it came to just over £42. I have no idea how some people get to £600 per month?!?

I received a £15 voucher from British gas for dual fuel the letter said! Is this the same thing or something different?!

Wondered why EDF had given me a £12 credit

AndyRoyd

Anybody know where the funding comes from for this ? Thanks.


They just print the money and will pass on the loss to the taxpayer further down the line.

jasee

Maybe enough for 2 x 3kw heaters for about 28 days if they are on for 50% … Maybe enough for 2 x 3kw heaters for about 28 days if they are on for 50% of the time :('Let them eat cake'


Your maths is terrible - that would be £322 @ £0.16 a unit which is national average including standing charges.

AndyRoyd

Anybody know where the funding comes from for this ? Thanks.


Mostly due to the short sighted cut in the renewable obligations scheme, utterly pointless political posturing to slightly lower short term bills, despite the fact that renewables have the potential to lower everyone's bills in the long term, as well as addressing climate change.

Cheers for the heads up. Looked at my bills & received it on the 13th Oct . Better in my pocket than anybody else's!

Switch to a cheaper supplier.

Insulate your house.

Buy an efficient combi boiler to only heat what you need.

Change all light bulbs to LED.

Buy solar panels before the end of December if you can afford them to earn 12.47 p/kWh income + RPI for 20 years before the government slashes the rate. 4.85p p/kWh too on half you generate. You also get to keep all the free electricity you use that they generate.
Edited by: "MarkShopper" 24th Oct 2015

jgtuk

Lucky you - my combined bill is £600 pm, 2/3 of that is gas...


I think you're paying for a whole street. That's just obscene if that is just for domestic use.
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