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Make small changes and save money on your fuel bills! Watch our energy advice video (starring Hastoe staff and a Hastoe resident) for some super-saving tips:

 

Help with energy bills

If you’re struggling to afford your energy bills, you might be able to take advantage of certain benefits, grants and help offered by the government and energy suppliers. Click here for more information.

Save Money by Switching

Switching gas and electricity supplier is one of the key ways to combat ever-rising fuel prices  My Home Energy, in partnership with Green Star Energy, is an energy company designed specifically for social housing tenants offering some of the most competitive tariffs on the market as well as affordable renewable energy options. Click here for more details 

Many councils are committed to helping residents reduce their energy bills and are supporting them to do this through collective fuel switching. This is when a large group of people get together and use their collective buying power to negotiate a better deal from energy suppliers. The more people who are involved in a switch, the bigger the buying power and the better the deal is likely to be. Click here to find out more about the Big Community Switch.

Alternatively you can go it alone. Click here for things to consider before switching. There are lots of websites that help compare fuel providers. Consumer Focus has accredited the following comparison websites as complying with their confidence code:

MoneySupermarket.com

Confused.com

Uswitch.com

Which.co.uk 

Energy mis-selling and scams
All gas and electricity suppliers have to meet certain standards when they market or sell energy supply contracts. Some of these are set out by the regulator, Ofgem, as a condition of the supplier’s licence. Others are set out in a code of practice which all the main energy sellers have signed up to.

If you feel you’ve been pressured into switching to a new energy supplier or have been switched without your consent, it is possible the salesperson or company has broken these rules.

Click here for the CAB website which has lots of useful information on how you can protect yourself and what to do if there is a problem.

Click here for The Money Saving Expert website which also has useful information to help you, as well as the latest news bulletins on these issues.

Smart Meters - for information on Smart Meters click here

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