Charity offering advice on how to pay rising energy bills

Norfolk RCC hosting an event at Reedham Village Hall giving advice and practical demonstrations on a

Community Action Norfolk chief executive Rik Martin - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A Norfolk charity is urging those worried about the rising cost of living to seek help. 

Community Action Norfolk (CAN), based in Dereham, is reminding people of its advice sessions for people concerned they will not be able to pay their bills.

Energy prices are set to soar later this year as a cap is lifted (file photo)

Energy bills are set to rise by £700 a year for millions of households - Credit: PA

It comes after energy regulator Ofgem announced a rise in the cap that limits what companies can charge consumers.

From April, millions of households are expected to spend £700 more more on their energy bills. 

A rebate plan will give around 28 million households a £200 discount, but this must be repaid in £40 instalments. 

Undated file photo of a person using a central heating thermostat. Britons could see their energy bi

Energy bills are set to skyrocket over the coming months - Credit: PA

Rik Martin, chief executive of CAN, said: "It’s vital people are well-informed enough to be able to explore ways of reducing their energy bills and consumption.

"Our advice sessions cover key information about applying for grants and subsidies, such as the Warm Homes Discount, the Household Support Grant and Winter Fuel Payment."

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To join one of CAN’s online advice sessions, email office@communityactionnorfolk or call 01362 698216.