Help at hand to cut energy bills

Rising fuel bills are stretching household finances and people are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills – and High Peak Citizens Advice Bureau can help.

They will be giving practical advice and help throughout Big Energy Week (January 16-21) to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

CAB Manager Stephen Minter said: “More and more people are coming to us for advice on how to spend less on their fuel bills.

“Through Big Energy Week we want to tell people that help is at hand and that there are things they can do to cut their fuel bills.”

High Peak CAB is urging people to speak to their energy supplier to check that they’re getting the best deal and are on the cheapest payment method.

Also to save energy by insulating at home – most energy companies now offer free and/or discounted insulation.

The advice centre said that many people could save money by switching suppliers and an accredited switching website can help them do this.

They are also urging people to check that they are getting all of the benefits and tax credits that they’re entitled to that could make it easier to pay fuel bills.

High Peak CAB advice centre can be contacted at more than 20 locations (call 01298 214550 for details of nearest session) or through their Adviceline on 08444 111308 (email advice: gethelp@advicederbyshire.org).

A new website – www.bigenergyweek.org.uk - has tips on how to cut your energy bills.