KHT have been working with United Utilities to offer customers the best tariff rate for you.
You may qualify for the ‘Back on Track Tariff’, which starts from £110 per year. Or if you’re receiving pension credits you may qualify for ‘Help to Pay’, a fixed annual tariff of £250 a year for a single person.
Call United Utilities on 0800 072 6765 for more information.
Changing energy supplier is easy and can knock hundreds of pounds off your bills. It doesn’t matter if you rent or own your home, you should be able to switch. Choose a comparison website and make sure you have a recent bill and your bank details to hand. You can find a list of Ofgem accredited price comparison sites on the Energy Shopping website.
For more advice on affordable warmth you can contact us and ask for a referral to our affordable warmth officer who can offer ways to help save you money on utility bills. Including information about local collective switch initiatives for gas and electricity domestic supplies that could offer real savings for your household.
It’s usually cheaper and means you won’t have to worry about missing payments.
As your landlord, KHT offers building insurance that covers damage to the structure of your home by fire, flood or other hazards. It does not, however, take out insurance that covers damage to the contents of your home, such as your furniture, carpets, curtains and other belongings.
You are responsible for insuring your own belongings, furniture and decorations against fire, theft vandalism or burst pipes. We strongly recommend that you take out home contents insurance.
We offer a range of services that can give you peace of mind whatever your needs, at a price that you can afford – for a no obligation quote, call us on 0151 290 7891.
Claiming Council Tax Reduction/Support – As Council Tax support/reduction is not a benefit that is included in Universal Credit it is your responsibility to ensure you make a claim to your Local Authority to claim Council Tax Reduction or support.
Cold Weather Payments are made in periods of extreme cold to people receiving certain benefits. It is issued when the average temperature in your area has been recorded as zero degrees celsius or below for 7 consecutive days.
You might be entitled to Cold Weather Payments if you’re on Universal Credit and meet certain criteria. There’s no need to apply. If you’re eligible, you’ll be paid it automatically.
You could get money off this winter’s electricity bill. Visit the Gov website to find out who is eligible and if your supplier is part of the scheme.
It sounds obvious, but the less energy you use the lower your bills will be. There are plenty of tips and tricks you can use to cut your consumption. We’ve listed some below.
If each member of a family of four spent one minute less in the shower they could save approximately 36 litres of water a day!
Instead of letting the tap run for longer than it needs to, use a washing up bowl – you can reduce wasted water by up to 50 per cent! Even better, use your dishwasher, you’ll save yourself a job and often they use less water than washing dishes by hand – remember to do a full load each time.
Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves a massive six litres of water per minute! For a family of four that could be up to 48 litres a day.
People often overfill the kettle when they make a cuppa, think about it next time you make one just for yourself, and make your mantra: ‘boil only what you need’.
Hosepipes use hundreds of litres of water an hour. Use a watering can for your plants, and a bucket and sponge for your car, and you’ll be doing the environment a good turn.
A sprinkler uses more water in one hour than a family of four will use in a day. Lawns will soon green up again after hot weather leaves and we get some rain!
Water your garden in the early morning or late evening, when less water is lost through evaporation.
Think about ways you can re-use any water from the home in the garden. Plants can be watered with bath, shower and kitchen water. Soil and potting compost are effective at filtering out contaminants including soaps and detergents, so there’s no need to worry about using it on your plants.
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