January 18, 2012 3:51 PM
Mark at the campaigning event in Parliament

Rising fuel bills are stretching household finances and people are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills.

Help is at hand through Big Energy Week (16-21 January 2012) which is being run by Citizens Advice - and has received support from local MP Mark Hunter.

During Big Energy Week you can get practical advice on cutting your fuel bills and help to see if you are getting all of the financial support you are entitled to. You can pick up a leaflet with tips and advice on cutting your fuel bills at your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

A new website - - is full of tips on how to cut your energy bills. The website also has details of local Big Energy Week events in your area.

Citizens Advice, Chief Executive, Gillian Guy said:

"We know hikes in prices have put extra pressure on people's budgets at a time when money is already tight. Day in day out our Bureaux helping people who can't afford their fuel bills.

"We're worried that some people are struggling unnecessarily because they're not on the best deal; live in homes that haemorrhage heat or are not getting all of the financial help available to them."

Commenting, Mark said:

"Fuel bills are a big worry for many people at the moment. I am pleased to support Big Energy Week and hope it will make a big difference to my constituents by saving them money on their bills.

"Some of the big energy companies reduced their rates by 5% last week and this is certainly a welcome step in the right direction."

Big Energy Week is helping people save money on their bills by encouraging them to:

Added Gillian: "More and more people are coming to us for advice on how they can save money on their energy bills. Through Big Energy Week we hope to help lots of people cut their fuel bills and ease their money worries."

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