Big Energy Savings Network (BESN)

Rising energy bills are one of the biggest concerns this winter – but what can you do to save money?

There is considerable evidence that vulnerable consumers are often among those most disengaged from the energy market and lack the confidence necessary to save money by taking action on tariffs, switching and improving energy efficiency. Consumers who don’t regularly switch are highly likely to be on the most expensive tariffs and the BESN’s primary aim is to support vulnerable consumers to switch and save.

The Big Energy Saving Network complements campaigns such as Big Energy Saving Week and Energy Best Deal. Community Impact Bucks is part of The Big Energy Saving Network which is an assisted action project made up of local community groups and charities across the United Kingdom.

The aim is to provide targeted, personalised advice on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, different energy tariffs and available support. The Network helps some of England and Wales’ most vulnerable households stay warm and lower energy bills.

Energy Champions from Community Impact Bucks can:

• Give impartial advice and support on suitable tariffs or the cheapest way to pay bills.

• Support you to take control over your tariff and supplier and get the best deal to suit you and your needs.

• Tell you about schemes offered by Government or the energy suppliers that could help with your energy costs and provide support in applying for these efficiency offers.

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