Tuesday 28 May 2013 3.57pm
Sorry to say but the only way to truly reduce your bills is to use less but within reason and find the cheapest supplier and keep swapping!
Shop around for a better deal-then call your current company and see if they really want you as a customer ie offer you the same or better. Same with house/car insurance/banking. Loyalty does not pay!
Hope I don't get shot for mentioning this site but go to moneysavingexpert and heed their advice on how to get a better deal and save energy.It will mean you being pro active but if it saves you some money it will be worth it.
Just opened a letter from my energy supplier this morning "Unfortunately there will be an increase in your gas and electricity prices from 1st July 2013 . It's never an easy decision to put prices up, ( UP BY 9.6%) , so we want to be open about why this is happening. ...' Its costing us more to carry out government environmental and social schemes, the cost of energy we bought to supply your home now is more expensive than last year, the companies who help us deliver energy to your home are charging us more for their services"
This is never an easy comment to make .. but WHERE exactly am I supposed to get this money from? How about Shareholders taking a hit for a change.. or indeed the .. government if they are a cause of prices rising. I'm truly fed up with greedy corporations taking the *^"".. A 9.6% increase when the inflation rate is 2.4%. What do you think?