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21 January 2019: Big Energy Saving Week comes to LeicesterShire

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is helping local residents to save money on their energy bills this month as part of Big Energy Saving Week (January 21-27).

New figures show that 20.5% of households in Leicestershire switched their energy supplier last year.

Despite the introduction of a price cap on energy bills at the start of the year, people could still save more than £150 by switching their supplier.

Local staff and volunteers from Citizens Advice LeicesterShire will be running sessions to help people find the best deal on their energy bills. They’ll also be giving advice on how people can make their homes more energy efficient, as well as ensuring people are getting any discounts or grants they might be entitled to.

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Hinckley branch
Gwendoline Community House, Gwendoline Avenue, Wykin, Hinckley, LE10 8EZ
Monday 21 January 2019, 10am – 1pm

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Melton branch
Melton Borough Council Office, Parkside, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH
Tuesday 22 January 2019, 10am – 12pm

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Market Harborough branch
Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AG
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 10am – 1pm

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Blaby branch
Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP
Thursday 24 January 2019, 10am – 1pm

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, Leicester City branch
Leicester City Council Customer Service Centre, York House, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB
Thursday 24 January 2019, 10am – 3pm

To support customers to save money on their energy bills, Citizens Advice provides an independent price comparison site and a customer service star rating which ranks suppliers’ customer service.

Richard Evans, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice LeicesterShire, said:

“There are many reasons why people may be paying too much for their energy. But this week is a great chance for people to get a bit of extra advice and support on how they can save money on their bills.

“If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills or are worried you’re not getting the best deal or just need some advice, our energy champions are on hand to help.”

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry, said:

“This Big Energy Saving Week is the perfect opportunity to check your bills, use the price comparison tool by Citizens Advice to see if you can get a better deal and switch suppliers and save money. And of course, even if you don’t switch, you will now be protected from rip-off tariffs thanks to this Government’s energy price cap.

“This week will also highlight where consumers can get advice and help if they need it through their local Citizens Advice.”