Worried about rising energy bills? This month's Crunchy Breakfast is looking at the current energy crisis and the effects that it is having on businesses.
We have secured some key speakers to discuss this further:
Ali Carnegie - Total Energy Solutions
Plymouth Energy Community - How PEC Renewables can help you get solar on your roof
Low Carbon Devon, University of Plymouth
The Government has announced some measures to support with price rises:
The first is a Universal Credit of £200 to electricity bills in October 2022. However, this must be paid back at £40 a year from April 2023, this will be automatically added to bills (like a levy) and you cannot opt out.
Secondly, people who pay Council Tax with properties in Bands A - D will have received a one-off payment of £150 in April 2022. There is also a discretionary fund for those who do not meet the criteria (contact Plymouth City Council for further information). They have an information page about it here. Please note: the council tax rebate is only for those who pay by direct debit.