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What is the Government Electricity Rebate (GER)?

Posted on 15 October 2015

There’s no denying that changes to the Government’s environmental and social policies can often have a knock-on effect on your energy bills. Unfortunately, that effect doesn’t always make your bills cheaper. 

That’s why the Government introduced the two-year Government Electricity Rebate scheme (GER) back in 2014. The initiative means that in 2014 and 2015, all eligible domestic electricity customers will receive a £12 rebate on their bills to help make their energy costs more manageable. 

All energy suppliers in the UK issued the discount last year, and this year we are all required to do it again. So if you were on supply with us before 12th October 2015 look out for a £12 credit on your bill! 

When will the rebate be issued? 

Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything. The rebate should automatically be issued to all accounts within six weeks of the rebate date; Sunday 11 October 2015.

If you have a standard electric meter, the £12 credit will be applied directly to your energy account. If you are a prepayment meter customer, you will be sent your £12 rebate in the form of vouchers through the post.

Finally, this year is the last of the scheme. So make sure you use your saving for something that makes you smile!

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