WQ91725 (e) Tabled on 05/03/2024

What is the Welsh Government doing to support prepayment meter users struggling to top up from April onwards?

Answered by Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip | Answered on 12/03/2024

Our Discretionary Assistance Fund is available to support households who are struggling to pay their daily costs, including those in energy crisis. We have committed a further £0.5m in the next financial year to support the Fuel Bank Foundation’s crisis support to households that pre-pay for their fuel and are at risk of disconnection.

The next iteration of our Warm Homes Programme launches on 1 April. It will include an advice service and a scheme to deliver energy efficiency to low-income households living in hard to heat homes. Delivering this scheme and supporting Local Authorities to leverage funding from GB wide schemes will result in reduce energy use, lower bills and healthier homes in Wales.