Warm Home Discount proposals to better target support from 2022

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CAP has responded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s consultation on proposed Warm Home Discount reform. The new scheme takes advantage of data matching through the Department of Work and Pensions, something that CAP has been calling for, and which will reduce the barriers eligble families face to receive the rebate on their winter fuel bills. However, we have raised concerns about other aspects of the reforms, including the lack of evidence-based decision making for setting the level of the rebate at £150 and that particularly vulnerable households miss out on being automatically included in the scheme and not have the capacity to appeal. Read our full response below.