Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell is urging eligible residents to take advantage of free help and support that could save them £140 on their energy bills.
The government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme is delivered by the larger energy suppliers to help those in need by paying a credit into their energy account.
Mr Campbell said: “I want all my constituents to understand what help is available.
“No one should be left in the cold in Britain today and there are a wide range of schemes and services to help people heat their homes.
“Anyone who is worried about rising costs can – and should – contact their energy provider or a relevant charity to discuss the help available.”
Of the major suppliers, British Gas has set the broadest eligibility criteria for receiving this discount and has no restrictions on the number of customers who can sign up.
Consumers who receive Pension Credit Guarantee or Pension Credit Guarantee and Savings, should automatically qualify for this year’s rebate of £140.
To find out if you are eligible for support, go to www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme