MP backs fuel saving measures

IPSWICH'S MP Chris Mole has thrown his weight behind a bid to help people with their fuel bills amid a climate of rising costs.

IPSWICH'S MP Chris Mole has thrown his weight behind a bid to help people with their fuel bills amid a climate of rising costs.

Everyone in Ipswich is now eligible for at least 50 per cent off loft and cavity wall insulation, with everyone on low incomes and all pensioners able to get these for free, and cold weather payments for the most vulnerable will be increased from £8.50 to £25 a week.

The move is part of a £1billion energy saving package announced by government last week.

Mr Mole said: “We've all been hit by high energy prices, so I am determined that people in Ipswich get as much help as possible to save energy and cut their bills.

“That's why I'm backing a new £910m Government levy on energy companies that will mean people in Ipswich get much cheaper insulation.

“Thanks to the extra help this will provide, people in Ipswich could save as much as £250 to £300 a year, every year, on their fuel bills. Insulation is now free for pensioners and people on certain benefits, and is half price for everyone else.

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“I think this kind of practical help will make a huge difference.”

People can phone 0800 512 102 to find out what help is available for them.

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