Utilities & Fuel Costs

Fuel debt can be caused by several factors, rising fuel bills, energy-inefficient homes, estimated meters readings that are too low and cold weather. If you find that you are struggling to pay your bills, it is important to take steps to address it as soon as possible.

Energy costs and water can be a major expense. If you are struggling with fuel and water costs you are advised in the first instance to speak to your energy supplier and/or United Utilities who are obliged to offer you a range of advice and support.

Please also be aware that there is a range of schemes, grants and benefits available to help with fuel costs, not only through suppliers but also from Gov’t and from Charities. Further information can be obtained from the Income team.