Wednesday 30 March 2022 8:22 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON March 30: To avoid overpaying on your energy bills, people are urged to submit an up-to-date reading to your electricity provider, and your gas supplier if you have one, on 31st March. This will ensure that you are only charged the higher rate on energy you use from the 1st April onwards.
GoCompare has called on people to make gas and electricity reading on that day to ensure they are not charged higher rates for energy used before 1 April.
As we encourage people to take part in the #BigMeterRead tomorrow prior to the #EnergyPrice increase, we suggest taking a photo of your meter too in case you’re unable to submit due to high demand.#EnergyCrisis #CostOfLivingCrisis pic.twitter.com/qNB7bJbtAe
— National Energy Action (@NEA_UKCharity) March 30, 2022
The record increase from 1st April, 2022 means a typical bill payer using a direct debit could pay £1,971 for their gas and electricity, while homes on a pre-payment meter will have to fork out an average of £2,017.
Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is also urging households to take a meter reading on Thursday this week (March 31) before a huge energy price hike come into force.
According to Martin if you take a meter reading on March 31, you can tell your energy provider exactly how much gas and electricity you used before the price cap increase.
“That way you draw a line in the sand that says to your energy firm, I’ve only used this amount at the cheaper rate,” he said on his ITV Martin Lewis Money Show Live series finale earlier this month.
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