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Toby Perkins MP urges people in Chesterfield to help elderly friends and relatives save money on their energy bills this winter

Toby Perkins is backing a campaign calling for people to help their elderly friends and relatives save money on their energy bills.

The Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign with Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice – is urging people to learn what savings they can make by switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour to find a better deal.

Toby, who attended the campaign’s launch event in Westminster, said

“With household budgets still under so much pressure, customers need to ensure they are getting the best deal. It is much easier to switch energy supplier than people realise and can save hundreds of pounds”

As people prepare for winter one of the things many can do is switch to a better gas and electricity deal. The findings from an Ipsos MORI survey of 2,710 UK participants shows millions of householders across the UK don’t realise how much they could save from switching energy supplier or tariff.

Almost half (45 per cent) of people don’t think they could save anything by switching and of the other half, the vast majority (75 per cent) believe it could only save £100 or less.  The survey also showed that a fifth of the people spoken to to said they were aware of an elderly person they look after has fallen behind or been unable to pay their energy bills.Big Energy Saving Week

Toby added, “Many elderly people don’t have access to the internet or don’t have the confidence to get on the phone and switch to a different energy provider. I’m urging people to support this campaign and help their parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours to secure the best deal possible this winter.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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