Anyone aiming to save money on energy bills can use the Citizens Advice price comparison tool to look for a cheaper deal, or contact their nearest Citizens Advice for help.
Go to https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk for instant access to the tool. You will be asked for your postcode and which prices you want to compare, and then after a few simple questions you will get an up-to-date price summary which will help you choose a better deal.
Many people lose out by sticking with their energy firm’s standard tariff and never shopping around for the best deal. As a result, Citizens Advice says, the poorest pensioners and low-income families in Britain are paying an extra £250 million each year for being “loyal” customers – an average of £140 a year more for a duel fuel gas and electricity bill than if they were on the cheapest tariff available.
Heating and lighting your home are basic necessities and Citizens Advice says energy companies aren’t doing enough to inform customers about lower tariffs that could help them to make ends meet.
For further information on subjects covered by Citizens Advice, visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or telephone 03444 111 444 or drop in to your nearest Citizens Advice. For locations and opening hours see www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/oxfordshire-south-vale
Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale is an independent charity. Our 150 skilled volunteer advisers and 10 staff advise over 8,000 clients each year.