Birtwistle urges ‘Get Ready for Winter’


With winter here, Gordon Birtwistle, Member of Parliament for Burnley, has today called on his constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

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Gordon Birtwistle said, “There are a number of simple steps that every constituent should take to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their bills down and their home warm.”

One of the best ways to be energy efficient and keep your home warm is to insulate it. British Gas is currently offering free loft and cavity wall insulation which is available to 90% of homes that need it. Loft insulation can save up to £145 and cavity wall insulation can save up to £150 per year. To find out more you can call free on 0800 316 4051 or visit britishgas.co.uk/insulation. To get the best deal make sure you are on the best gas and electricity tariff for you. There are lots of deals and fixed prices to help you control your costs.

Constituents may be entitled to extra support from the Government and their energy supplier if they meet certain criteria – the Warm Home Discount – a one off discount of £135 on the electricity bill, rising to £140 this year.

Commenting, the Burnley MP said:

“It is really important to be prepared for winter and I want all my constituents in Burnley to understand what help is available to them, and for their family and friends. Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is so important and I advise everyone in Burnley and get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.” 


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