Keep fuel bills down

Energy efficiency – good for the environment; good for your pocket!

Green Technology - The government have started a new programme called "Green Deal" that can help you make energy-saving improvements to your home without having to pay all the costs immediately. For more information visit or call 0300 123 1234.

If you are a home owner, you could think about installing loft insulation to around 270mm to save yourself around £145 a year (if you have no insulation at present).

Advice on gas and electricity - You can get free, impartial advice from Uswitch on how to save money on gas and electricity. You can compare all suppliers and plans. 

The Home Heat Helpline offers financial help and practical advice on how to manage energy bills. It is a free, impartial and confidential service for those on a low income, disabled people or the elderly.

If you are worried about paying for your energy bills and keeping your house warm this winter, you can call the free, confidential Home Heat Helpline (0800 33 66 99) for help and advice.

The Home Heat Helpline can give you advice on:

  • Rebates: helping to get money off your energy bills
  • Some great ways to save energy and money, including grants available for things like insulation and new boilers
  • Other benefits you might be eligible for

Help with energy costs -  The Warm Home Discount Scheme (WHDS) is a government led four-year scheme that runs from April 2011 to March 2015 to help low-income and vulnerable households with energy costs. If you think you qualify for the discount, contact your energy supplier. You will need to have evidence of the benefits you receive.You must apply before April to receive the discount for the following 12 months.

Read more about other government led initiatives to help you heat your home.

If you are struggling call us on 01992 453 700 or email