Announced 29 July from BBC news
The money, part of the Energy Bill Support Scheme, will be paid in six instalments.
Households will see a discount of £66 applied to their energy bills in October and November, and £67 a month from December to March 2023.
But how the money is received will depend on how you pay your bill.
Customers paying by direct debit, either monthly or quarterly, will see an automatic deduction off those bills.
Those with "smart" pay as you go meters will see an automatic monthly top-up added to their account, meaning they will have to add less credit to their meter for the total energy they use.
But those with older "non-smart" prepayment devices will not get this money automatically.
Instead, they will receive an energy bill discount voucher in the first week of each month, via text, email or in the post. Customers will have to redeem these in person at their usual top-up point, such as a local Post Office.
I don't pay by Direct Debit OR have a Smart meter. I simply send in meter readings quarterly and then pay by debit card online. How will I receive the £400 please ?
@GaryH Good question , I don't know but I guess the monthly £67 will be added to your account before you pay. By the way direct debit is the cheapest way to pay.
@Paddy00 The amount you are charged depends on your meter readings, maybe you did not send any? Direct debits are the most common way of running accounts and millions of people use them without problems.