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This document sets out the Government’s response to the Warm Home Discount (WHD) 2016/17 consultation that closed on 6th May 2016. It gives a summary of the responses that were received, which were broadly supportive and in-line with the proposals made within the consultation. The government response also outlines the changes which will be introduced to the scheme for 2016/17. The majority of these changes are relatively small; for the industry initiatives element of the scheme, they include providing an option for suppliers to achieve part of their Industry Initiatives spending through contributions to centrally, pre-approved schemes. Government are also proposing to place a cap on suppliers’ total spending on debt write-off, to be no more than 50% of their Industry Initiative allowable spend in the next scheme year. Other administrative changes are outlined in more detail in the document.
The accompanying Impact Assessment sets out the impact of the changes for 2016-18 and provides an overview of the costs accompanying the scheme.
A consolidated version of the Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011 produced for information purposes only. It reflects the amendments made by the Warm Home Discount (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/695), the Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) 2015 (S.I. 2015/652) and the Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/806). The individual Regulations mentioned are available on legislation.gov.uk
This consultation document sets out what the Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme has achieved since its introduction in April 2011 and government proposals for changes to the scheme for tax year 2016 to 2017. This consultation also seeks views on some aspects of the WHD scheme after 2016/17, including who will receive the rebate in future scheme years.
The accompanying Impact Assessment sets out the impact of the changes for 2016/17 and provides an overview of the costs accompanying the scheme.