Citizens Advice has produced a video to explain how Big Energy Saving Week can help consumers reduce their energy bills.
New figures show that three in five people are worried about the effect that rising household bills will have on their finances over the next year and over half (58%) of UK adults – 27 million people – will have to cut their spending to cope. The Big Energy Saving Week campaign will help people avoid making other cutbacks.
Of those who plan on cutting their spending:
Twenty per cent of British households are struggling or falling behind with their bills. A further 32% of people said they were keeping up with costs, but it was a struggle from time to time.
Of those concerned about paying their fuel bill:
In 2013, 200,000 people got online advice about energy bills from Citizens Advice. Between October 2012 and September 2013, Citizens Advice Bureaux dealt with 85,000 fuel debt problems.
Citizens Advice Bureaux will be out and about at over 200 local events and consumers can also get help and advice online at www.bigenergysavingweek.org.ukwww.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk, or from their local bureaux.