In February 2022, it was announced that the domestic energy price cap will increase by £693 from 1 April 2022. This equates to a massive 54% rise caused by record increases in wholesale global gas prices, quadrupling in the last six months alone. The price cap change is expected to affect 22 million households.
Ofgem is Britain’s independent energy regulator and this article explains the reasons for the increase which could see a typical annual energy bill rise from £1,277 to £1,971.
For help with energy bills, residents are advised to contact their energy supplier.
However, Action Surrey is also available for advice and tips on energy efficiency. The impartial energy advice service enables Surrey residents to access a network of trusted, local and experienced installers for various energy saving measures, such as loft insulation, cavity and solid wall insulation, energy efficient boilers, LED lighting, solar panels and more.
Action Surrey has developed an online community blog giving tips and advice on what actions can be taken at home to live sustainably including advice which could result in savings on water and energy bills. The blog is available here.
Action Surrey can also check if you’re eligible for grant funding towards measures that could help reduce energy consumption. The friendly team can be contacted on 0800 783 2503 or you can get in touch by completing an online contact form.