Any action taken to reduce household costs will have a positive effect on fuel poverty.
You can make savings by switching to another Gas or Electricity supplier
You can also switch your tariff and payment method.
To get the best deal search on an accredited internet Price Comparison Website
Then contact the Fuel Supplier with the best deal.
Look for a supplier with the Ofgem Confidence Code.
Switching can be difficult in some circumstances, eg if you have a fuel debt but no prepayment meter.
You can also switch to a Smart Meter
Smart meters run from their own wireless network, like radios, so you don’t need to have an internet connection to get one.
They are installed by your Fuel Supplier free of charge.
They send automatic meter readings so your bills will be more accurate and you don’t need to take meter readings. You can choose how often readings are sent to the supplier- eg every day or every month.
They come with a hand- held device so that you can see how much energy you are using and how much it is costing you.
Smart Prepayment Meters
These can help you to manage your fuel consumption, as you have to top up enough credit on the meter to provide you with the fuel you need.
You can top up your credit online, with an app or by text, as well as in person at a local shop.