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Heating support for people on low incomes


Following the coldest Easter weekend ever recorded in the UK, there’s some good news regarding heating costs for people on low incomes.

The Government’s Affordable Warmth scheme is helping people on low incomes by replacing or repairing, old, broken and inefficient boilers free of charge. Since the scheme started in December, the team at Plumb-Line has installed around 200 new central heating boilers in households in and around Northamptonshire.
 
The scheme is part of the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) to reduce heating bills, and Plumb-Line is working with Vaillant, the UK’s number one heating manufacturer, to help people with lower incomes to have warm and efficiently-heated homes.
 
To be eligible for the scheme, you need to live in your own or a privately rented property and receive certain benefits. For example, State Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit with relevant income below £15,860. Alternatively, if you receive a combination of benefits then you may also be eligible. All repairs and replacements are subject to surveys, which will be completed free of charge and evidence of the benefits received will need to be provided at the time of the survey.

Click here for Affordable Warmth eligibility criteria or telephone freephone 0800 849 9500 or 01604 644500 for more information