Big Energy Saving Week comes to Salford this week, with the Citizens Advice Bureau holding a session at Pendleton Gateway this Thursday, 25th January, between 10am and 1pm, to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support to which they are entitled.
The Week is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Government's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.
It focuses on raising awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient...
"Volunteers and staff from Citizens Advice will be on hand to provide visitors with the latest advice, and will demonstrate how simple switching can be - and how the Energy Switch Guarantee offers peace of mind throughout the process" states the Energy Saving Week organisers.
"Only 20% of people in the North West switched energy supplier last year, despite the savings possible" says Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive, Energy Saving Trust "Big Energy Saving Week will help people bust the myths that might hold them back from switching, as well as sharing the simple tips and advice people can make to reduce their energy costs every day."
A YouGov survey carried out by Energy Saving Trust has shown that a third of the people polled say they don't know enough about their energy usage to have a benchmark on what is a good deal. But Ofgem figures show those on a Standard Variable Tariff (SVT) stand to save up to £300 by switching to a more competitive tariff or supplier.
"Lack of awareness is the major barrier to people putting extra money in their own pocket, so these free events are a quick and easy way to learn more about your bills and how to cut them down to size" explains Philip Sellwood.
Big Energy Saving Week
Thursday 25th January 10am-1pm
Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk M6 5FX
For more details see the Citizen Advice Bureau website Ė click here