Beat the Cold

Beat the Cold deliver an Energy Advice Service for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. This is a free, independent service for all private sector residents (home owners and private tenants) in the city.

For information on the scheme, click here

When are the rent-free weeks?

Council tenants' rent is split over the year to allow four 'rent-free' weeks. These are not available to tenants who are in arrears.

The next rent-free weeks are:


  • Week commencing 29 March 2021


  • Week commencing 5 April 2021
  • Week commencing 20 December 2021
  • Week commencing 27 December 2021
  • Week commencing 28 March 2022

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