Money saving advice for your energy bills

01 November 2021

You may have seen in the news that energy prices are on the rise – significantly so for many across the country.

The price cap on out-of-contract energy tariffs rose by its biggest amount ever on 1 October. This means that if you were on a standard tariff, you’ve probably seen an increase to your energy bill – depending on how you pay, and how much gas and electricity you use.

If you’re worried about paying bigger bills or switching supplier, Which has some helpful advice.

You can also take a look at our dedicated energy saving webpage, where you can find out how you can save energy and potentially reduce your energy bills. It also includes information on how to access the Government grants available – for example, if you’re on a lower income you might be eligible for the Cold Weather Payment that offers £25 per week towards your energy bills, or the Warm Home Discount Scheme that offers a money back arrangement.

We’ve also partnered with Connect for Help, an energy advice organisation who can help residents that are already in, or at risk of, fuel poverty by:

  • Helping you with issues related to your energy supplier, bill or meter
  • Checking if you’re on the best tariff
  • Arranging a free money advice consultation
  • Helping you access other local support in your area

You can apply directly to them through their website or phone them on 0800 029 4548

Switching energy suppliers

Increasing energy prices mean there are fewer cheap deals available at the moment. If you’re thinking about switching, USwitch provides free email alerts to let you know when better deals become available.

Securing communal energy costs for our residents

We have been working with our energy broker, Inenco, to keep the costs of our communal energy supplies to communal areas as low as possible. By buying our communal energy under a capped buying strategy, we’ve been able to secure more favourable energy rates until September 2022 and avoid the recent price increases.