Energy Worries? Top Tips
Energy bills are rising this month, as the Government withdraws the £67/month support payment that everyone has been receiving for the last 6 months. Standing charges also rise this month, and we know that this will be a huge problem for many people. Our Money Advice Team has several tips to help you cope:
First and foremost, don't struggle alone - and don't bury your head in the sand - problems will only get worse, and will be more difficult to sort.
The first port of call is your energy supplier - all suppliers in this country are governed by Ofgem, the energy regulator, and have an obligation to support vulnerable people and those that are struggling to cope with their energy bills in various ways. Talk to them and explain your situation - each energy supplier will have their own schemes to help you to pay.
Check to see if you're eligible for any benefits by using a calculator
If you're already in debt or have arrears on your energy bills or are struggling with the general cost of living, we may be able to help, or signpost you to someone who can - read more about our Money Advice Service
Download our 'Reducing Everyday Living Costs' brochure for more than 50 money saving tips