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24 May 2024 - Ofgem have announced that from 1 July to 30 September the price for energy for a typical household who use electricity and gas and pay by Direct Debit will go down to £1568 per year. This is £122 per year lower than the price cap set from 1 April to 30 June 2024 (£1690).

The price cap is a limit on what suppliers can charge domestic consumers per kilowatt hour of energy used, known as the unit rate, and a limit on the standing charge (p/day) which covers the cost of supplying energy to your home. Therefore, the amount you pay will depend on how much energy your household uses, where you live and the type of meter you have.

For more information please visit Energy price cap | Ofgem.

The Royal British Legion, the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces community, offers a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £2,400 a year (£200 a month), and is available across the UK.

For more information about the scheme please click the following link: Cost of Living Grants (britishlegion.org.uk)

The high cost of energy has demonstrated the need for improving the energy efficiency of homes.

Residents have let us know how Council schemes have helped them to feel warmer and cut energy consumption in their homes.

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