With the rising cost of energy, local MP Alan Campbell is urging people to seek advice and support as soon as they can.

Alan said “I know people will be worried about their energy bills. Advice from Energy UK is that first and foremost, if people are worried to contact their energy supplier as soon as they can. In March 2020, the energy industry agreed emergency measures with the Government to protect the domestic energy supply of those most in need during the disruption caused by COVID19.

These measures can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/

In August 2021, 17 suppliers signed up to additional, fresh commitments which will see them improve the quality and availability of support they offer to customers in need this winter – whether that be from financial difficulties, mental or physical health issues, or other events.

These commitments are https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/publication.html?task=file.download&id=7962

Citizen’s Advice have a good set of resources outlining where you can seek grants if you are really struggling with energy bills this winter. You can access the full list at:

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