Mark urges local people to “Get ready for winter”

With winter on the way, Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby and Bulkington, has today called on his constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills. There are a number of different ways in which consumers and local residents can reduce their energy bills, including ensuring they are on the best tariff available and that their home is properly insulated.

Mark said:

“It is really important to be prepared for winter and I want all my constituents in Rugby and Bulkington to understand what help is available for them, and for their family and friends. Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is so important and I advise local residents to get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.”

Stephen Beynon, Managing Director of British Gas Residential Energy said: 

“Winter can be a challenging time for households and many people will be concerned about their winter energy bill. There is help available and we urge customers to get in touch to find out what advice and support is on offer. In the long term, energy efficiency is still the best way to save money on bills. British Gas is pleased to be working with the UK Government to roll out free loft and cavity wall insulation for eligible households, and you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to sign up.”

Mark concluded:

“There are a number of simple steps that everyone can take to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their bills down and their home warm. One of the easiest ways you can do this is to install a smart meter, which enables you to see how much energy you are using in pounds and pence and identify where savings can be made.”

For more information on how you can reduce your energy bills, you can contact the Energy Saving Advice Service, a Government supported helpline which can be contacted on 0300 123 1234.