Helping hand with winter fuel bills

BOSTON’S Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) is offering to help people with concerns over rising fuel bills with advice for ways to save money on their energy bills.

Called Big Energy Week, Boston CAB will give practical advice and help from January 16-21 January to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

Boston CAB manager Stuart Hellon said: “More and more people are coming to us for advice on how to spend less on their fuel bills.

“Through Big Energy Week we want to tell people that help is at hand and that there are things they can do to cut their fuel bills.”

The charity is urging people to speak to their energy supplier to check that they’re getting the best deal and are on the cheapest payment method.

They are also recommending people correctly insulate their homes to save energy - with most energy companies offering free and/or discounted insulation.

“You could save more by switching energy suppliers and an accredited switching website can help you do this,” said Stuart.

He added: “Plus it’s important to check that you are getting all of the benefits and tax credits that you’re entitled to – as you could be missing out on money that could make pay it easier to pay your fuel bill.”

You can pick up a leaflet with tips and advice on cutting your fuel bills at Boston CAB, situated in the Len Medlock Voluhntary Centre, in St Georges Road, Boston.

Big Energy Week is an advice campaign coordinated by the Citizens Advice Bureau to help consumers spend less on heating their home.

Visit www.bigenergyweek.org.uk for tips on how to cut your energy bills or to contact Boston CAB call 01205 315915.