NI families to receive £600 energy support from today

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Monday 16 January 2023

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Households in Northern Ireland will today start to receive a £600 payment to help with winter energy costs.

£400 of the total is made up of an energy bill support scheme payment. Households in the rest of the UK started to receive the payment in October 2022.

Northern Ireland households will receive an additional £200 Alternative Fuel Payment. The government is paying this to all households given the high proportion that use alternative fuels.

Whereas families in England, Scotland and Wales will receive £400 in six instalments up to March 2023, families in Northern Ireland will receive £600 in one payment.

How you’ll receive the payment depends on how you pay for energy. Find out more at