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Government help during COVID 19

The government in response to the recent outbreak is currently working on a number of areas to help people. A number of upcoming and agreed help include:

Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters

emergency legislation to suspend new evictions from social or private rented accommodation while this national emergency is taking place

No new possession proceedings through applications to the court to start during the crisis

Landlords will also be protected as 3 month mortgage payment holiday is extended to Buy to Let mortgages

Payment Holidays offered to Help to Buy homeowners affected by Covid-19

This will be help for homeowners who are struggling to pay interest fees on their Help to Buy equity loans and will be offered payment holidays. 

Proposals agreed to ensure vulnerable customers who may fall into debt remain supplied with energy while in self isolation.

Government has agreed with energy suppliers for those who are vulnerable and need to self isolate:

  • ensuring prepayment and pay-as-you go customers remain supplied with energy through challenging times and supporting all customers in financial distress

  • industry agreement signed by all UK domestic suppliers and will come into force immediately 

10 Energy Saving Tips During Coronavirus Lockdown

Due to the coronavirus measures that have been put in place, most of us have been spending more time at home, and will potentially continue to do so in the coming months. During this time, households may be facing increased energy bills that might be causing financial hardship. This guide provides some good tips and advice on saving energy during the covid-19  lockdown. 

See further details and information on the government's response to Covid-19.