The energy market has had a turbulent time over the last two years, however recently the wholesale cost of energy has fallen2, and there may be opportunities to either find a cheaper tariff from your existing supplier, or look around for more attractive deals from competitors. It’s worth doing the homework and shopping around just to see if you could be on a different plan that better fits your energy usage needs.
If you are finding it difficult to pay your energy bills, be sure to mention this to your supplier and they may be able to assist you with a manageable payment plan – it’s important not to keep the head below the sand here and be upfront with your supplier if you foresee any financial issues on the horizon.
You can also get extra help from your gas and electricity supplier by signing up to the Priority Services Register3. You can sign up if you’re either:
- of State Pension age
- disabled or have a long-term health condition
- considered ‘vulnerable’ by your energy network
You can check who your electricity network operator is on the Power Cut 105 website.