Closed petition Residential Park Home residents should be eligible for £400 electricity grant

Residential Parks provide retired and semi-retired people with affordable homes in mobile home parks, where they can live comfortably in a secure environment
Every household in the UK will get a £400 energy bill discount and this needs to be provided to all Park Home Residents without any delay

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All households especially those of the retired and the semi-retired are "being hit hard" by spiralling bills, and the government has promised "significant support to the British people" to help them get by.
Residential Parks are purpose-built for the older population, who are struggling with a good quality of life and need as much support as possible for dealing with increased prices.
There should be no ambiguity in ensuring that all park home residents are able to get the £400 energy grant.

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Government responded

This response was given on 17 August 2022

Further funding will be available to provide equivalent support of £400 for energy bills for the 1% of households who will not be reached through the Energy Bills Support Scheme.

On 29 July the Government announced a new provision to deliver equivalent support this winter for energy bills to residents of park homes and other households which will not benefit from the Energy Bills Support Scheme discount. An announcement with details on how and when these households across Great Britain can access this support will be made this Autumn.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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Bill to put energy price support in law agreed by House of Commons

On Monday 17 October, MPs approved a Bill which will allow the Government to provide support to households and businesses with their energy costs.

The Bill now goes to the House of Lords, which must also approve it before it becomes law.

About the Energy Prices Bill

The Energy Prices Bill will give the Government the power to implement its Energy Price Guarantee scheme for domestic consumers, and support for businesses and other non-domestic properties.

Households in the UK are due to receive £400 of support under the Energy Bill Support Scheme. The Energy Prices Bill includes a requirement that landlords and other property managers (such as residential park home owners) have to pass the financial support they receive on behalf of their residents and tenants under this Scheme on to them.

The Energy Prices Bill also gives the Government powers to introduce its Energy Price Guarantee, which will reduce the unit cost of electricity and gas so that a typical household in Great Britain pays, on average, around £2,500 a year on their energy bill, from 1 October 2022.

The Bill also includes powers to enable the Government to introduce its Energy Bill Relief Scheme, under which the Government will provide financial assistance on energy bills for all eligible non-domestic customers, including businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

What happens next?

The Bill passed all stages of consideration in the House of Commons on 17 October, and is now awaiting a date for its introduction in the House of Lords.

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MPs investigate energy pricing and the energy market

The MPs on the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have been investigating energy pricing and the energy market, including Government support to help people with their energy bills.

Report on energy pricing and the energy market

In July the Committee published a report on energy pricing and the energy market. In their report, MPs called on the Government to help the most exposed households by updating its energy bills support. They also called on the Government to consider a social tariff for the most vulnerable customers.

Evidence session on the cost of living crisis

Last month the Committee questioned business representatives, unions and consumer groups about climbing energy bills, inflation, interest rates, food and material costs, the impact these trends are having, and how they expect the crisis to develop.

Select Committee podcast

The Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Darren Jones MP, is hosting the current series of the Committee Corridor podcast. This is a fortnightly podcast that brings together Members of Parliament from the different select committees in the House of Commons to interview experts and discuss the most pressing political, social and economic matters facing the UK today.

The current series is focusing on the cost of living, and in the first episode Darren spoke to the Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, and the MPs who Chair the Women and Equalities and Work and Pensions Committee.

What is the Home Affairs Committee?

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is a cross-party group of backbench MPs that looks into the work of the Home Office and its associated public bodies.

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is a select committee. Find out how select committees work.

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