Cash will flow at Energy Event…

Winter is just around the corner and energy prices have just gone up. All of the big six energy firms have all put up their prices this year. British Gas has just announced a 12.5% hike to standard electricity prices from Friday 15 September. If you’ve dual fuel, that’s a 7.3% increase on average.

If you’re on a standard tariff, and you Switch now, you could save around £300 a year. You can lock in the cheap rate for the coming winter and beyond.

Thankfully the Footprint Trust are holding their annual Cash Low? Cash Flow! event to bring down utility bills and help people concerned about debt. They can help people switch suppliers and can explain the advantages of Smart meters.

The event is on Thursday 26th October at the Riverside Centre from 11am to 3pm.

Organisations at the free event will be giving guidance on managing money and gaining benefits and allowances. Information will be available about the advantages of Smart meters and details of grant funding for insulation and boilers.

Last year The Footprint Trust charity helped over 2,000 people with energy and water issues. This year they are particularly focusing on young people setting up home for the first time and the Veteran community.

The Trust’s new PowerForce project works with The Royal British Legion and other organisations to assist ex-service personnel and their families who are struggling with their heating bills. The Trust is just about to start training people as Energy Champions, so they in turn can help their friends, neighbours and families sort out energy issues.

The Trust is working with Family Centres and the Jobcentre to provide free training to young people though its Monergy project. This fun training workshop gives those attending skills to understand bills, and how to use appliances to best effect, whilst keeping warm and well.

Training is also offered to frontline workers in charities, churches, the Council and NHS staff to help them identify those at risk from poverty and illness linked to high fuel and water bills.

The event is supported by The Royal British Legion, IW Carers and Smart UK. For details of the event or to contact The Footprint Trust call 822282 or email