Loose Women’s Kaye Adams vows to pay back £400 energy grant: ‘I will give it to charity’

Kaye Adams has vowed that she will pay back her £400 energy grant during a discussion on the rising cost of living on Friday's instalment of Loose Women.

Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak detailed plans for each home in the country to receive £400 towards the cost, with the money not expected to be repaid.

However, 59 year old Kaye expressed her plans to "absolutely" pay the money forward to an "appropriate charity".

Speaking to her fellow panellists, the television presenter said: "I mean, I'm not trying to be a smarty pants here, but if I get my £400 quid, I will absolutely be giving it back, or giving it to the appropriate charity."

Kaye continued: "I'm sure lots of people would do that if they're able to.

"And I'm not doing that to try to make anyone feel rubbish."

Her fellow panellist Nadia Sawalha echoed her sentiments, stating: "No, but if you don't need it, don't keep it."

Speaking about the grants, Kaye added: "Come October, there will be pressure on the Chancellor to do something else. I mean, this isn't going to be a once-off.

"You don't want to live crisis to crisis. You want to sit in place a system that is going to be there and is going to carry people through so that they can have some certainty, and it takes away the anxiety from many people."

Meanwhile, one viewer questioned Kaye's decision about her future grant, writing: "No one is seeing the £400, it's coming straight off your fuel bill. #LooseWomen."

Another added: "Giving it back Kaye? You can probably afford to heat your home and feed your family. You'll be ok. #LooseWomen."

Initially, households were due to be given a loan of £200 on bills in October, and this was to be a loan that had to be repaid.

This has now changed, and instead, the Chancellor announced he will be giving households £400 – and the money is not to be repaid.

Rishi said: "We know that people are facing challenges with the cost of living, and that is why today I'm stepping in with further support to help with rising energy bills."

You do not need to apply or sign up for anything – your energy supplier will credit the £400 to your account, so you don't have to pay as much.

How this discount is applied will depend on how you get your electricity and gas.

If you pay with a direct debit, which 69 per cent of Brits do, the £400 will be divided up, and a portion of it will be deducted from your bill every month.

If your family uses a pre-payment meter, the money will be added to your meter for you, or you will receive vouchers.

The government are said to be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

The Chancellor also announced a £650 payment to those on benefits to help combat the rising cost of living.

Rishi Sunak said the help provided would go towards "millions of the most vulnerable people in our society".

He added that he had offered "significant support" for households who were facing "acute distress", and the payment would come in two parts.

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