How to beat the ‘Big Six’ winter bill price hike

How to beat the ‘Big Six’ winter bill price hike
With winter bills set to rise, Housing Advisor outlines their top tips for slashing your fuel bill. Image credit: TaxBrackets
During winter the average price of gas will rise by 17.4 percent with electricity rising by 10.8 percent. The price hikes are conveniently timed to correspond with the nation’s peak demand; however, a significant proportion of UK residents are willing to forgo heating this winter in an attempt to save money.

A recent poll by revealed that 6 percent of consumers can’t afford to even turn their heating on, whilst a further 17 percent said that they would wait until the weather gets really cold before turning their heating on.

Scott Byrom, an energy expert from, said: “With the cost of living soaring, particularly driven by higher energy bills, now is the time to be apathetic, especially as we head into winter where bill payers typically use around 40 percent of their annual energy consumption.”

In response to the poll, Housing Energy Advisor has published a list of tips for UK consumers to help save money on bills this winter:
The tips outlined above by Housing Energy Advisor should help bring consumers’ winter energy bills down to a more manageable level whilst simultaneously reducing the UK’s carbon footprint.