With the steep rise in cost of living many people are worried about money at the moment. If you’re struggling to pay your bills or rent, or you’re in debt, you are not alone and there is support available.

Sheffield City Council runs a dedicated page for support which you can access here: Help and advice on money issues (sheffield.gov.uk)

The below sites are also very helpful.

How to understand your energy bill

Energy bills are set to rise from 1 April.  A typical household could save up to £356 a year by following some useful tips. Before you can reduce your energy use and start saving, you need to know how much gas and electricity you use and how much you spend on using it .

Find out more here

Grants & Schemes available

  • Other support is available from Sheffield City Council, including support for food and essentials, and what to do if you are struggling to pay your Council Tax Coronavirus hub – support for people

Ways to reduce your fuel bills 

  • Draw the curtains at night
  • Don’t obstruct radiators; allow the heat to circulate
  • Switch off lights and appliances. Leaving an appliance on standby uses 80% as much energy as it being on
  • Turn down your central heating thermostat 1 degree. This could cut your heating bill by 10%
  • If you can, make sure your loft is insulated
  • Fit energy efficient light bulbs

 

Food banks

 

The cost-of-living crisis has been made in Westminster

We believe no-one should be left cold or hungry and call on the government to do far more to relieve the cost-of-living crisis.

Labour is calling on the government to undertake the following action:

  • Cutting people’s energy bills by £600 – funded by a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies
  • Increase renewable energy generation, to reduce dependence on offshore gas and oil prices
  • Reverse the £20 per week cut to Universal Credit

Want to speak to your local Labour councillor?

We will always do everything we can to support residents. Please email sheffield.labourgroup@outlook.com and we will ensure your message is passed on to the relevant councillor or candidate to speak with.

 

 

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