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April 1st – Its no Joke!

energy Crisis article

We’re all seeing unprecedented price rises in our energy costs at the fuel pumps and at home.  This sadly doesn’t look like its going to end any time soon. 

The new energy price cap comes into force, which means our home energy bills are going to rise dramatically on the 1st April 2022. 

So here are 3 steps you need to take now, that will stop you being charged the new prices for your pre 1st April usage.

Here’s what you must do first

  1. Take a meter reading today and submit it to your energy provider.
  2. Take a meter reading on the 31st March and submit it to your energy provider.
  3. Make sure you take a photo of your meters with a date stamp if possible and keep the photos safe, just in case your energy provider disputes your readings.

The reason for doing this is so that suppliers are not given the opportunity to charge energy units used at the old lower rates before 1st April 2022, at the newer higher price caps rates after 1st April 2022.

If possible, submit these readings on-line because the phone lines are going to be exceedingly busy the closer we get to the 1st April.  So, if you’ve not done so already, set up an on-line account with your energy provider now.

Pre-payment meters

If you’re on a pre-payment meter, you might want to read this article.  It’s basically saying that if you’re on an old style (non-smart) pre-payment meter, then top up as much as you can before the 1st April, as this will allow you to build up credit at the current not the higher price. However, unfortunately this won’t work for the new smart style pre-payment meters.

MSE – Pre-payment advice

If you are really struggling or think you’re going to over the coming months, then please take a read of this following article.  It gives some good advice and signposts you to support you may be entitled to:

MSE – Utilities and how to get help

This information will be going out to all our tenants this week but please share with anyone you think might need to be made aware.

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