The price cap is set to rise to £3,549 on October 1st. Ofgem confirmed, an 80% increase on the previous figure of £1,971.
The £3,549 price cap applies to standard rate homes paid by direct debit and is based on typical usage.
— Saul Staniforth (@SaulStaniforth) September 5, 2022
Edwina Currie, who guested on Twitter last week after a disagreement, shared some of her money-saving tricks with us.
Holding up a piece of reflective foil, she said, “Here’s one of my suggestions for a tip, something cheap, I’m sure Martin knows something about it.
“If you put some of this behind your radiators it really works and makes the whole room nice and warm.
“It means you can turn your thermostat down without it making you even more uncomfortable.
“Most people my age lived in houses without central heating, but now we depend on it.”
The former Tory MP also suggested moving the sofa away from the radiators so you heat the whole room and not just the sofa.
Martin Lewis and co-host Susanna Reid were left with heads in the hands after the suggestions.
Living expenses support for energy bills
Government support is available to help people pay their energy bills.
Households will start receiving money off their energy bills from October, with the rebate coming in six installments.
A rebate of £66 will be applied to energy bills in October and November, increasing to £67 each month from December to March 2023.
Other government support includes a one-off living cost payment of £650 for around eight million households for means-tested benefits.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20901724.martin-lewis-despairs-gmb-edwina-currie-shares-energy-saving-tip/?ref=rss Martin Lewis despairs of GMB as Edwina Currie shares ‘tip’ on saving energy