The Committee for Employment & Social Security is responding to recent increase in gas prices with additional financial support to help low-income households this winter.
Low-income households which rely on gas will have their bill discounted by 12.5%.
Eligibility for the scheme depends on several factors, including the level of income and savings of a household.
It is anticipated that households receiving Income Support and using gas for heating will be eligible. But the scheme has also been extended to households that fall just outside of the criteria to be eligible for Income Support.
“We are pleased to be able to provide additional support for those who rely on gas heating," said Deputy Lindsay De Sausmarez, Vice-President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security.
Pictured: The scheme of financial support is being delivered in partnership with Islands' Energy Group following recent increases in gas prices of 22% permanently and 14.7% temporarily.
The States' discount scheme is available for an initial six-month period and is funded by the Policy & Resources Committee.
“If you know you will struggle to meet the additional cost of your gas heating this winter, we strongly encourage you to consider claiming this discount," said Deputy De Sausmarez.
“We do not want anyone to struggle over the colder months due to these extra heating costs."
Guernsey Gas offers support for customers who are vulnerable or need support, including affordability payment plans and priority customer care services. Customers concerned about paying their bills should contact Guernsey Gas at the earliest opportunity on 724811.
For more information, or to apply for the discount scheme, visit https://gov.gg/gasdiscountscheme.
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