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As part of the spending review, the Government announced energy suppliers would be required to spend £250 million in 2011/12 rising to £310 million by 2014/15 on providing assistance with energy costs for vulnerable consumers. This support will be delivered through Warm Home Discount. The regulations underpinning implementation of the scheme will be made under powers in the Energy Act 2010 and have effect in England, Scotland and Wales.
This consultation is now closed and the Government would like to thank respondents for their contributions to the consultation. The Government Response to the consultation was published on 28 February 2011.
Government will lay draft regulations regarding the scheme before both Houses of Parliament. The scheme will come into force on the day after which the regulations are made.