Check your energy deal

Every year your energy supplier will tell you which tariff is cheapest for you. If your circumstances change call your supplier to discuss options.

Useful links

Go Energy Shopping: An Ofgem accredited price comparison site.
Which: A guide to switching supplier.
Citizens Advice: Guide to switching energy supplier.

Insulate

Insulating cavity walls, topping up loft insulation (current recommended thickness is 270mm), installing double glazing and upgrading your boiler could save your household up to £320 a year.  You may be able to get a grant.  Call 0300 123 1234 to find out which Government funded schemes are available in your area.

Useful links

Heating and Housing Benefits:  Find energy grants and ways to improve your energy efficiency.
British Gas:  Home Insulation.

Winter Fuel Payments

Keep warm this Winter

Check for Winter Fuel Allowances.

Useful links

Winter Fuel Allowance:  Check whether you are eligible.
Cold Weather Payment:  Available to some people on benefits if the temperature drops below zero for over 7 Days.
Warm Home Discount:  You could get a £140 electricity bill discount.

Emergency Fuel Debt Relief

Some funding is available to help with fuel bill debt.

Useful links

Grants are administered by Charis Grants.  Apply on line at British Gas Energy Trust or nPower.   You need to state fully why you feel you are eligible for this grant.  Please read this first, and seek help if you need it before submitting your application.