Saving Money in Difficult Times

Saving Money in Difficult Times

During this uniquely challenging time, we are bound to give close thought to our household finances as we consider an uncertain future.

Our budgeting tool provides advice and information to help review where your money is going and identify where savings might be made, as well as how to maximise income, including claiming your full entitlement of benefits.

If they are not in a fixed term contract, most households could save money on their energy bills. If you have not switched suppliers or changed tariffs in the last 12 months, it is likely you are paying more than you need to. It is easy to switch suppliers if you own your home, but you may need to check with your landlord if you are a tenant.

You should take account of customer service reviews of different schemes and your preferred payment methods. As a general rule the cheapest tariffs are for people who have, or are willing to have, a smart meter and take both electricity and gas from the same supplier. Savings also apply if you are able to manage your plan online and pay by direct debit. Small savings are also possible for households with pre-payment meters but this can be more finely balanced.

Visit our website to see how you can make you finances go further.

Budgeting
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Managing your bills
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Compare energy suppliers
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Switch supplier
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