North East UK news Landlords could pocket tenants' £400 energy discount, charity warns PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Shelter has raised concerns that some people could miss out on the vital support towards their rising bills this winter

North East UK news Landlords could pocket tenants' £400 energy discount, charity warns PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Shelter has raised concerns that some people could miss out on the vital support towards their rising bills this winter

North East UK news Landlords could pocket tenants' £400 energy discount, charity warns PremierLeague-News.Com
03 August 2022 - 17:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Households are set to get a £400 discount on their energy bills later this year, in much-needed support to help cope with the rising cost of living - but one charity is concerned that some renters could miss out on the payment. Leading tenant rights charity Shelter has warned tenants whose energy bills are included in their rent or service charge that they will not be able to claim the energy discount directly, and will instead “be at the mercy of their landlord” when it comes to receiving it. Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, explained: “There’s no specific legal obligation for landlords to pass on this support, but they aren’t allowed to overcharge tenants for the energy they’ve used or make a profit on it. This could be the case if they pocket the Government support and continue to charge the same rate for utilities.

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. “It is unfair that those at the very sharp end of this crisis could miss out on this much-needed support,” Ms Neate added. The Government said that it was working to ensure that “as many households as possible” receive the £400 support payment towards their energy bills. They also issued a reminder that under Ofgem rules, landlords are not allowed to make a profit on energy they are reselling and must pass on the £400 discount to their tenants. READ NEXT: DWP can stop your Universal Credit, State Pension and PIP if you do not report hospital stay People reaching State Pension age could be entitled to range of extra payments to help with cost of living DWP: Why you might not have received your Cost of Living payment and what to do Energy bills warning as costs could soar to £3,616 with worrying price cap predictions Citizens Advice website crashes as householders seek help over energy crisis

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