Birmingham City Council section 114 notice updates

To find out more about the section 114 notice, visit our section 114 page

Energy Bills Support Scheme - Alternative Funding

The Government announced further schemes, to provide certain households with further help towards their energy costs. These schemes opened for applications on 27 February 2023 and closed on 31 May 2023.

The help targeted a small number of households in the Birmingham City Council area.

  • The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) scheme targeted households that missed out on the £400 Energy bills discount scheme due to not having a direct contractual relationship with their electricity supplier. Customers who were eligible for support under the main Energy Bills Discount Scheme will not be eligible for EBSS AF.
  • The Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) scheme was directed to those households that heat their homes using alternative energy sources, such as oil, coal, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) or biomass rather than gas or electricity.

Applications for these schemes are now closed.

All payments will be made by no later than 7 July 2023.

Energy rebate fraud telephone calls and emails

Householders are being encouraged to be alert as fraudsters target energy rebate schemes.

There have been reports that fraudsters are contacting people by phone and requesting bank details to access the new rebate payment.

Birmingham City Council will not call you and ask you to quote your bank details over the phone.

Page last updated: 6 June 2023

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