Energy price rises - MP Sarah Newton offers advice on keeping bills down
As public anger increases against massive energy price hikes a Cornish Conservative MP has issued a guide giving advice for people that need help staying warm.
British Gas met with a storm of criticism yesterday when it announced a 9.2 per cent price rise. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband wants to put a price cap on energy bills but the policy has been rubbished by the Conservatives who say consumers need to shop around for cheaper prices.
The British Gas price rise means that bills for almost eight million customers will jump by £125 a year to an average of more than £1,400.
Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth, has issued the guide entitled, how to save money on your energy bills.
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The guide includes advice on switching to cheaper tariffs and on energy saving measures from loft insulation to drawing the curtains at dusk.
Mrs Newton said: “There is more help available in Cornwall this year than last - help to make your home more energy efficient, grants and financial assistance with bills are available from both local and national government, energy companies and local charities – you just need to know where to look.
“I would urge anyone who needs help, or knows of anyone who does, to contact my office and find out about the help that is available to them. I want to ensure that anyone who is worried about their heating bills this winter gets help now.”
To contact Mrs Newton's office call 01872 274 760 or e-mail email@example.com