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Big Energy Saving Week: Monday 22 - Saturday 27 October 2012

24 August 2012

Citizens Advice is running Big Energy Saving Week (22-27 October 2012) - a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

Details of local events in England, Scotland and Wales will also be available.

The drive comes on the back of the success of the first Big Energy Week in January this year which gave advice to over 75,000 people.  

This time Citizens Advice has joined forces with Energy Saving Trust to give people expert tips and information on how to cut the amount of energy they use.

Big Energy Saving Week is funded by the big six energy companies and supported by consumer groups, the Government and Ofgem.

Notes to editors

  1. There will be a variety of filming opportunities available for broadcasters during Big Energy Week including interviews with case studies.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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:
  5. 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).
  6. Most Citizens Advice service staff are trained volunteers, working at around 3,300 service outlets across England and Wales.