Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens Advice – reveals 74 per cent of Brits are still worried about their energy bills. The campaign helps householders learn how to take control of their energy bills with free advice available during the week over the phone, online and at events across the UK.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary, and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Ed Davey said: “The easiest way to cut energy bills fast is to shop around for the cheapest energy deal and switch suppliers - households in Kingston and Surbiton could save as much as £75 a year. Thanks to government action to reform the energy market the number of independent suppliers has almost trebled since 2010 – encouraging greater competition which helps drive down prices.
“We’re also making it easier and quicker for people to switch, and the major energy suppliers have confirmed that switching times will halve by the end of this year to just two and a half weeks.”
Campaigners welcome Network Rail & SWT’s commitment for safety improvements at Norbiton’s platforms as a “big win for Norbiton passengers and Kingston Hospital patients”.
A long campaign by local Liberal Democrats, Norbiton residents and Kingston Hospital to improve safety for passengers at Norbiton train station has paid off, with Network Rail and South West Trains agreeing to invest in refurbishing both platforms.
Edward Davey, Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston & Surbiton has celebrated the fact that from this April 5th 2014 (last weekend) Liberal Democrats in Government have delivered on their promise to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000 of their income. This means that no-one pays tax on the first £10,000 they earn, resulting in a tax cut of £700 for 73,500 people in Kingsto
By following a common sense, good practice strategy of working closer together with neighbouring borough councils, Kingston Council have not only saved money but have also been rewarded by Central Government for their efforts.
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