It’s not too late to check and see if your eligible for the British Gas Warm Home Discount. If eligible £140 could be taken off your electricity bill for winter 2017 to 2018 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

1.       You get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit - known as the ‘core group’

2.       You’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme - known as the ‘broader group’

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances. Data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt is currently rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has recently thrown his support behind a new campaign, which seeks to support people in debt crisis that suffer from mental health issues. The campaign has been launched by the Money and mental Health Policy Institute, and has brought cross-party support, as well as the backing of a number of charities such as Mind, Rethink and StepChange.