Help with your Energy Bills

A number of Local Authorities are promoting initiatives to assist their residents with gas & electricity costs. Where available, information for your area is below. Further information will be added as it becomes available.


Basildon District Council / Basildon Citizens Advice Bureau

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Basildon Borough Citizens Advice bureau are offering free appointments with an Energy Best Deal advisor to any residents who are experiencing difficulties with paying their gas and / or electricity bills.

Please click on the poster or click here for further information.


Colchester Borough Council

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Colchester Borough Council's 'Big Energy Switch' is a collective switching scheme, giving residents the opportunity to save money on their energy bills.

Click on the poster for further information.

To sign up for the scheme,please click here


Southend-On-Sea Borough Council

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Southend Energy, a partnership between Southend-On-Sea Borough Council and Ovo Energy, officially launched on Thursday 28th May 2015. Residents of the Southend-on-Sea area could save an average of £201 per year on their combined energy bills by opting for their fixed pay monthly tariff.

For further information, please see