Energy Bill Relief Scheme Review and continued support for housing associations and their residents beyond March 2023

15 December 2022

The NHF has written to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State alongside Community Housing Cymru and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations ahead of the publication of Energy Bill Relief Scheme review. 

The letter stressed the ongoing impact the energy crisis is having on housing associations and their residents. It highlighted the rising cost of commercial energy contracts that housing associations are facing and called for the government to urgently confirm continued support for the social housing sector beyond March 2023.

Representing the social housing sector together our letter called for the government to:

  • Use the Energy Bill Relief Scheme Review to confirm continued support for housing associations beyond March 2023.
  • Confirm the details of how and when heat network customers will receive the £400 energy bills rebate as part of the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Fund.
  • Commit to providing bespoke support for heat network customers that is equivalent to the support other domestic customers are receiving, including beyond March 2023.

Who to speak to

Rory Hughes, Policy Officer