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Big Energy Savings Week

The Big Energy Savings Week begins on Monday 21st January 2019. This is a campaign to help people cut their energy bills and to enable people to access all the support that is available to them.

The theme for this year’s campaign will be Check, Switch and Save and  will focus on raising public awareness of how to save money on energy costs by switching energy supplier or tariff, accessing discounts or grants and making homes more efficient.

Big Energy Savings Week is a partnership between Citizens Advice and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.

We know that many of our clients are struggling to pay their energy bills.

In 2017, our offices nationally provided 78,600 consumers with assistance on energy issues. Over half of these clients needed support with debts owed to their energy supplier.

Our helpline answered 61,000 contacts from consumers, providing them with help and advice about their energy supply. Our online energy advice pages were viewed 1.4 million times.

11% of households in England are estimated to be in funeral poverty.

1 in 5 customers living in private rented households in England are in fuel poverty, higher than any other type of household and twice the national average

1 in 10 prepayment meter customers “self disconnected” from their electricity or gas supply because they did not top up their meters

BESW aims to tackle fuel poverty by raising awareness of ways that consumers can keep their energy bills down and helping them to find better deals, discounts, grants and help.

Come along to one of the events taking place during Big Energy Savings Week with your recent energy bill and have a chat to see how you could Check, Switch and Save

Wednesday 23rd 2019 January Holy Cross Church Hall, Corporation St 11am -2pm

Thursday 24th January 2019 Parr Mount Court 12 noon -3pm

Monday 28th January Billinge Library, Main St 1-4pm