Helping people to save on energy

Staff from Daventry’s Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) were trying to help people save money on their gas and electricity bills this week.

They were at Daventry District Council’s Lodge Road offices on Tuesday and Wednesday handing out information and offering advice on cutting household bills as part of Energy Saving Week.

The information covered topics including energy saving measures and insulation, paying bills by direct debit, and how to check tariffs and switch suppliers.

Figures from the campaign, which is supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, say someone who has never switched their energy tariff or supplier could cut their bills by up to £200 per year, and simply switching to paying by direct debit rather than cash or cheque can save an average of £100.

CAB also offered advice to people who qualify for help to insulate their homes to cut bills.

Pictured at the event on Tuesday are financial capability worker Jenny Reilly and debt advisor Jean Brown from Citizens Advice Daventry and District.