With the cost of household bills continuing to rise across the UK, we’ve pulled together a list of dedicated guides to help you save money. Cutting costs is easier than you think and the average household can save hundreds of pounds each year by following our tips.
Don’t forget that although it can be tempting to just look for the cheapest deal, it’s best to match your utility contracts to your needs.
For example, if you make lots of international calls, it might turn out cheaper to get a monthly contract with free international calls.
This could be more expensive but will cost you less than a cheaper contract if you go over your allowance.
UK households spend an average of £3,329 yearly, on their council tax, gas, electricity, water and phone/broadband bills.
There are a large number of suppliers out there and it’s easy to cut your monthly phone and broadband bills.
Start by following these simple tips:
Is your mobile phone contract coming to an end? Are you trying to find the cheapest way to get the latest handset?
Here are a few tips to keep your bills low:
The average monthly water bill is close to £32 and although you can’t switch water supplier, there are lots of tricks you can use to save money on bills.
For example, you could:
Consumers can knock around £300 off the average yearly gas and electricity bill by switching energy tariff
There are lots of energy suppliers out there fighting for customers, so it’s a good time to find yourself a cheaper deal and have a look at our energy saving tips.
With up to 400,000 homes in the wrong Council Tax band, it’s worth making sure you’re not being overcharged.
It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes for you to find out and you could end up saving hundreds of pounds and getting a rebate.
Whether you drive, or use public transport, travel costs probably make up a significant amount of your monthly spend.
However, don’t despair there are plenty of ways to cut travel costs including:
Late payment fees can wipe out hard earned savings, so make sure you pay your bills on time.
You can use these tips to help stay on top of your bills:
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