Citizens Advice responds to SSE's energy price hike
23 August 2012
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive at national charity Citizens Advice said:
“Further energy price rises will strike fear into the heart of many households. Citizens Advice wants to make sure people aren't forced to choose between heating or eating this winter.
“That's why Citizens Advice will be running Big Energy Saving Week in October to help people get prepared for winter. Anyone struggling to pay their bills now can get advice from their local CAB or by visiting www.adviceguide.org.uk”
Big Energy Saving Week is 22-27 October. Our advisers will be out and about across the country giving practical advice and tips on how people can cut their fuel bills.
Notes to editors
- The Citizens Advice service comprises a network of local bureaux, all of which are independent charities, and national charity Citizens Advice. Together we help people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers. For more information in England and Wales see www.citizensadvice.org.uk
- The advice provided by the Citizens Advice service is free, independent, confidential, and impartial, and available to everyone regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality. For online advice and information see www.adviceguide.org.uk
- Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales advised 2.1 million clients on 6.9 million problems from April 2011 to March 2012. For full 2011/2012 service statistics see our quarterly publication Advice trends
- Out of 22 national charities, the Citizens Advice service is ranked by the general public as being the most helpful, approachable, professional, informative, effective / cost effective, reputable and accountable (nfpSynergy’s Brand Attributes survey, May 2010).
- Most Citizens Advice service staff are trained volunteers, working at around 3,500 service outlets across England and Wales.