Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has given his support to a campaign to help local people cut their gas and electricity bills.
Big Energy Saving Week is being run by a number of organisations including the Energy Savings Trust and Citizens Advice and it takes place between 31 October and 6 November. Its aim is to try to help people save money on their energy bills.
New figures published to coincide with Big Energy Saving Week show that people living in the Caerphilly constituency could save an average of £300 a year by switching energy supplier. However, the campaign also revealed that many people are unaware of the savings they could make.
Mr David is therefore encouraging his constituents to check whether they are on the cheapest energy tariff, before switching to a cheaper deal if they need to. To help people do this easily, Citizens Advice have launched their own online energy price comparison tool energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk
Big Energy Saving Week is also giving people some simple tips on how to save money on their energy bills, such as turning off lights in empty rooms and making sure the TV is not left on standby.
Wayne David said, “I am pleased to support Big Energy Saving Week. The cost of energy bills can be a real worry for many of my constituents, particularly at this time of year when the clocks have gone back and the colder weather is setting in.
“Big Energy Saving Week is a great opportunity for people to find out about the different ways they can cut their spending on gas and electricity, whether that is by switching supplier or by taking simple steps to cut the amount of energy they use around the home.
“I would encourage anyone who wants to find out how much money they could save to go online to energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk and compare prices. Alternatively, they can call the Big Energy Saving Week phone number on 0300 123 1234 or they can contact their local Citizens Advice for help.”