The cost of living is going up, with energy and fuel increases along with general inflation affecting UK households. In the case of energy, there are some ways you may be able to manage rising costs, but you can't switch to make significant savings at the moment. However, there are other ways to save money across Uswitch.
While there are currently little or no savings when it comes to your energy bill, you may be able to cut costs on your other household bills. Reviewing broadband, TV and mobile contracts with Uswitch could be a quick and easy way to make a reduction on your monthly outgoings - you could save an average of £174 per year.
Broadband prices commonly increase in the middle of a contract - find out what’s happening with your provider in our round-up below:
If you’re currently paying separate companies for your TV and your broadband, you could save money by bundling a TV service with your broadband provider instead. Providers that offer these services will usually let you use both for a single, and often cheaper, monthly fee.
Broadband contracts range from 30 days to two years. If you’re a student or renting a property, a shorter contract might be more convenient, but could come with higher monthly fees. So make sure to pick a contract length that suits your situation but doesn’t put you out of pocket.
If your phone contract is coming to an end and you’re happy to keep on using your phone, switching to SIM-only is a great way of cutting your costs. With data deals costing as little as £6 per month, you can save a lot of money by going SIM-only.
Our easy to use tool shows you which government and supplier-specific energy help schemes you might be able to sign up for depending on your eligibility.
We know and appreciate that this is a difficult time for energy customers, and we want to do everything possible to make sure you have the right information at this time so you can make the right decisions.
With working from home now the new normal and energy prices looking like they'll stay high, it's important to keep your bills as low as possible. The best ways to do that are in our guide featuring 104 free energy-saving tips for every part of your home.
You don't have to use all of them - it might be an impossible task to try - but they should go some way to getting you started saving energy and spending less on your bills.