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Energy prices rising – do you switch and save?

Published 25 August 2021

Following the recent warnings and media stories that energy prices are set to rise for millions of households this coming winter, our Sustainability team is advising tenants to use our energy saving guides and to get in touch with them for advice and support on how to switch and save.

Ofgem, the energy regulator for Great Britain, stated the reason for the price cap going up being to cover suppliers’ extra cost. The timing could hit families hard in the colder months who may be struggling to budget, and who may have their Universal Credit cut down.

Simon Gutteridge, Sustainability Manager at WDH, said: “A large number of our tenants may be impacted by this substantial increase, and we recommend tenants first use an Ofgem accredited energy comparison service to check they are on the best deal for them.  We then strongly encourage our customers to get in contact with the sustainability team to make sure they access the support available to them and understand that there are options available to them to get the best energy saving deals.”

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Manager at WDH, added: “In the coming months our most vulnerable residents will be put under significant financial pressures as we see an end to the furlough scheme, the planned removal of the Universal Credit £20 uplift and then from 1October the increase in energy tariffs. The Cash Wise team can provide help and support to manage your finances during this uncertain time, so please contact us.” 

 

Contact the Sustainability team on 0345 8 507 507 or email sustainabilityteam@wdh.co.uk.

Visit our guides here: https://www.wdh.co.uk/SwitchAndSave/

Contact the Cash Wise team on 01977 724651, or go to the Cash Wise website www.getcashwise.co.uk, email cashwise@wdh.co.uk, visit the Facebook page getcashwise or Instagram page getcashwise

Read the full BBC article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58106105

 

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