MP Jo Swinson supporting campaign to help people save money on energy bills

Jo Swinson and Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice
Jo Swinson and Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice

TWO thirds of people think their energy bill will be higher this winter – with many living in colder homes than they would like.

This is according to new figures revealed during Citizens Advice recent Big Energy Saving Week which ran from October 22 to 27 to help people cut their winter fuel bills.

Local MP Jo Swinson supported the campaign which is giving people practical advice on how they can ‘check, switch and insulate’ to make savings on their energy bill.

Ms Swinson said: “When the temperatures start to drop people worry about whether they will be able to afford their winter energy bill. I want to make sure my constituents aren’t paying more than they need to.

“The Liberal Democrats Green Deal is launching this autumn to insulate homes without any up-front cost.

“This is unique because the cost of the energy saving measures will be paid out of the savings made on the bill. That means people can make their homes warmer without any worries.”

Citizens Advice chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: “We’re worried that some people are finding themselves unnecessarily hard-up because they’re paying more than they have to and aren’t getting all of the help that’s available to them.”

For information on the Green Deal call 0207 090 1031 and for other ways to save energy call the Home Energy Scotland Hotline at 0800 512 012 or go to your nearest CAB office, you could also go to www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk or call Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.

COST CUTTING . . . Ms Swinson with Gillian Guy from Citizens Advice.