Low income groups urged to think about winter gas and electricity bills


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With the summer months just beginning, the last thing on many people's minds will be their winter gas and electricity bills, however a new campaign has been launched urging people to ensure they are prepared for the colder months.

The Winter Starts Now campaign is aimed at pensioners and low income households and hopes to get people thinking about how to lower their energy bills while making sure they are keeping warm during winter.

A helpline associated with the campaign will offer people advice on what help is available to them, such as free grants for home insulation.

Recent research by Legal and General found that as Brits try to save cash, 35 per cent of men and 47 per cent of women have turned down their heating in a bid to lower gas and electricity bills.

Anyone wanting to make sure they are not hit with mammoth gas and electricity bills come winter could make sure they are getting the best energy price possible by using a price comparison site to compare deals.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.

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