Bishop of Leicester asks about households on pre-payment energy meters

The Bishop of Leicester received the following written answer on 9th March 2023:

The Lord Bishop of Leicester asked His Majesty’s Government what proportion of eligible households on prepayment meters in (1) Leicester, and (2) Leicestershire, have redeemed their Energy Bills Support Scheme vouchers.

Lord Callanan (Con): The Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) for Great Britain publishes transparency data on These show that across October, November and December 2022, 71% of issued vouchers were redeemed in Leicester Local Authority (LA), and 76% in the LAs comprising the rest of Leicestershire. Full breakdown in the table below.

Local authorityOctober, November and December 2022 number of vouchers issuedOctober, November and December 2022 number of vouchers redeemed% Vouchers Redeemed
Hinckley and Bosworth4,6203,56077%
North West Leicestershire5,6904,40077%
Oadby and Wigston2,2701,69074%
Leicestershire (excluding Leicester)28,03021,24076%


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