We have launched a petition in attempt to ensure that the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy government department includes sub-metered properties amongst the extra relief package for the 300,000 households that they have missed out from the £400 Energy Bills Support Scheme.
We have emailed you and will attempt to contact your tenants by email or SMS.
Energy bills have been going up and will go up even further.
Government ministers promised a £400 support package to help struggling families going to “every household”. This claim has been widely repeated in the Press. But it is not true.
In April the BEIS (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) designed a method which they recognised would exclude the poorest 300,000 households from receiving the rebate. Actually, their official estimate is “up to 400,000” households.
Those who will miss out includes:
It’s not too late. The government is planning an equivalent support package for these 1% of households, with proposals to be announced this autumn.
But the BEIS are not speaking to the organisations who can actually identify these these households, The documents released by the BEIS so far, suggest that they don’t have a good grasp of the situation. Without involving sub-metering companies and landlord representative bodies, it is hard to see how these funds can be delivered to those excluded. Every indication is that the BEIS’s proposals are going to still exclude perhaps the majority of these 300,000 households. Astonishingly, the BEIS have shut their call centre and are not monitoring their emails. We cannot contact them.
Please sign this petition, and circulate it. Write to your MP. This issue urgently needs to be drawn to the government and public’s attention, so that the money allocated can go to those people who will desperately need it this winter.
(Landlord Metering Ltd)
(If you want further information then please read Government Documentation Supporting My Claims).