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Millions of households in Britain will get £400 this winter to help with rising energy bills as part of the Government's Energy Bills Support Scheme.

The payment is split as £66 in October and November, then £67 from December to March.

For energy bills paid via debit providers will credit automatically to your bank account or your direct debit will be reduced automatically. For the list of energy companies follow the link to Martin Lewis, Energy Saving expert where you can see what you should expect to happen over the coming months depending on how you pay for your energy bills.

There is currently a warning for everyone due to fraudulent text messages and emails asking for personal depends. You will not be asked for any bank details to access this discount. This is a scam so please be aware and do not reply and suspicious emails should be reported by forwarding the emails to