Start thinking about ways to reduce energy usage
Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:22
It is a good idea to start thinking about ways to reduce your energy bills now advise Citizens Advice Charnwood. Rising energy bills could lead to a perfect storm of debt for families.
15 million households will see a rise in their energy bills this October after record-high gas costs led Ofgem to increase the price cap. This will hit people at the same time as a Universal Credit cut and the end of furlough.
Citizens Advice Charnwood are part of the national Energy Advice Programme and can help with getting a price comparison or a cheaper deal; switching supplier and suggesting ways of saving energy. If you are struggling financially or on a low income ring our Energy Adviser on 01509 221202 for help with these and any other energy problems you may have.
Also, if you are on certain benefits or getting the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit, you might be able to get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount scheme. This opens on 18 October, but as the number of discounts suppliers can give is limited it is worth checking with them as early as possible to see if you qualify and how to apply. Check with them even if you were eligible for a discount last year. Here are some tips on saving energy
More information and help with your energy supply go to https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/
Advice and help are also available on the Citizens Advice Consumer helpline 0808 223 11331133