Energy week aims to help cut fuel bills

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A WEEK-LONG information campaign will be launched in Edinburgh today, setting out ways that families can cut their fuel bills. It comes as a new poll finds that half of parents say rising gas and electricity bills mean they will have to spend less on Christmas this year.

Big Energy Savings Week 2 is a campaign involving the UK Government, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service, a host of charities, consumer groups and the “Big Six” energy companies. It says it can help Scots cut their fuel bills by up to £650 a year. The launch will be followed by events all week at CABs across the country.

CAS chief executive Margaret Lynch said: “We know one third of Scots are in fuel poverty, and many of the people CABs see every day are struggling with their bills. We can’t have that. Especially not when there are ways that people can actually cut their bills.”