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Cut hundreds from energy costs with Big Energy Saving Week

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Hull & East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau, which has an outreach office in Driffield, will next week be out and about helping people to cut hundreds of pounds from their energy bills.

CAB is offering free advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to.

Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign running from 27 to 31 January. Run by Citizens Advice and supported by charities, the Government and the energy industry to help consumers check they are on the best deal, switch tariff or supplier and take up help to insulate their homes and reduce their energy usage.

By taking action to check, switch and insulate, consumers could make savings on their energy bills: £325 average saving from insulation and other energy saving measures; £100 average saving paying by direct debit rather than cash or cheque; Up to £200 saving for switching tariff or supplier if you have never switched before.

Advisers from the Energy Saving team will be in shopping centres and supermarkets in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole to help residents find out how they can make sure they are not spending any more than they have to on their energy bills.

On Tuesday 28th January people can drop into the Bridlington Promenade Shopping Centre, in the afternoon, to find out how to save on their bills. People can also head to Tesco’s in Beverley on the morning of Wednesday 29th January for more top Energy Saving tips, or to Morrisons in Goole in the afternoon of the 29th to speak to the Energy Saving team.

Members of the public can also drop into the Hull & East Riding CAB Bridlington Office in the afternoon of Thursday 30th January for a free 20 minute ‘Energy Saving’ appointment with the Big Energy Saving Week adviser.

Matthew Cawley, Consumer Empowerment Partnership Officer at Hull & East Riding CAB, said: “During Big Energy Saving Week we’ll be helping consumers to check, switch and insulate to bring their energy costs down. The rising cost of living means that more and more people are finding that their household budgets won’t cover day to day essentials. We’re keen to make sure that no-one pays a penny more than they need to on energy costs. There are practical things that people can do to reduce their energy bills and help ease financial pressure.”

Consumers can also get help and advice online at www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk or from their local CAB at West Garth on Mill Street.

 

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