Energy bills support scheme

Published: 09 June 2022

In addition to the recent £150 council tax rebate, there has been an enhancement to the Energy Bills Support Scheme. Originally announced as a £200 loan, this has been amended to a £400 payment which will not be recovered through higher bills in future years.

Energy suppliers will deliver this support to households with a domestic electricity meter over six months from October. Direct debit and credit customers will have the money credited to their accounts.

If you are in an IPSA-funded home and your energy bills are adjusted at source, you do not need to take any action as this will be reflected in the amount claimed.

If you are in an IPSA-funded home and your energy bills are not adjusted at source (which means that the £400 is credited to your bank account) this amount should be repaid to IPSA.

The section below provides guidance on how to do this.

How to repay money to IPSA

Any repayment made to us can be done via bank transfer, listing your name and the reasons for repayment as the reference e.g. A SURNAME PAY CARD or A SURNAME DEP/LOAN.

  • Account Name: IPSA

  • Sort Code: 60-70-80

  • Account Number: 10012524

Please complete a Repayment form which can be emailed to to ensure that the repayment is allocated correctly on our system.

For more information, visit Repaying IPSA & payment options.