Constituents urged to keep energy bills low

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03 Nov 2014
People should winter-proof their homes in order to help keep their energy costs down, says Rosie.

She urging people to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.



Rosie said: “There are a number of simple steps that people should take to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their bills down and their home warm.

“It is really important to be prepared for winter and I want all my constituents to understand what help is available for them, and for their family and friends.

“Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is so important and I advise everyone in
Doncaster to get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.”

A number of energy suppliers are currently offering free loft and cavity wall insulation which is available to 90 per cent of homes that need it.

People may be entitled to extra support from the Government and their energy supplier if they meet certain criteria.

Last year around 550,000 British Gas customers in the UK received the Warm Home Discount – a one off discount of £135 on the electricity bill, rising to £140 this year. British Gas has the broadest eligibility criteria of all energy suppliers.

Ian Peters, Managing Director of British Gas Residential Energy, said: “We know that household budgets are tight and many people will be concerned about their winter energy bill. There is help available, and we urge customers to get in touch to find out what advice and support is on offer.

“In the long term, energy efficiency is still the best way to save money on bills. British Gas is pleased to be working with the Government to roll out help much more widely – 90 per cent of homes that need insulation can now get it for free, and you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to sign up. We’d advise everyone to find out if their home needs help to avoid missing out.”

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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