Big Energy Saving Week starts today!

Today sees the start of the Big Energy Saving Week! The national campaign aims to help people reduce their energy use and bills as well as make the most of […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Today sees the start of the Big Energy Saving Week!

The national campaign aims to help people reduce their energy use and bills as well as make the most of all the financial support they are entitled to.

It will focus on raising public awareness about the potential benefits of switching energy suppliers or tariffs and will educate people on how to best make homes more energy efficient.

Around 43% of people wrongly believe switching energy suppliers won’t save them money.

However statistics reveal an average UK household could save around £300 by switching. When surveyed, a fifth of people said they’d turn to credit cards or work an extra 10 hours if they needed that amount of money.

The sixth Big Energy Saving Week is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and BEIS, along with a number of other organisations, charities and companies.

Minister for Consumers Margot James said: “Millions of people have already switched and saved this year but we know that some people can find it difficult to find the best deal. Big Energy Saving Week will help people up and down the country find out how they could save on their energy bills, many could save around £300, as we create a country that works for everyone.”

There are planned events running up and down the country that people can attend to learn more and get involved.

Citizens Advice has also created a new, impartial price comparison tool that allows consumers to easily compare prices and rates from different energy suppliers so they can find the best deal.

Energy efficiency and power supply will be part of the discussions at the Energy Live 2016 conference in London this Thursday. Join in the discussions using #EL2016.