Ways to save money

Our Rents Team have put together their top money saving tips for you to try out

Increasing your income

  • Make sure you are getting your full entitlement to any benefits
  • Can you increase your income through overtime at work?
  • Can you increase your income by getting extra help for any children from ex partners?

Energy saving tips

  • switch your energy supplier and obtain cheaper gas and electricity
  • Monitor your gas and electricity consumption by taking regular meter readings
  • Turning your thermostat down by 1 degree could cut heating bills by 10%
  • Reduce the temperature of the water cylinder thermostat

Save money when cooking

  • Use the lids on pans so that you can turn the heat down
  • Simmer food rather than a rolling boil
  • Use a steamer or segmented pan to cook 3 or 4 veggies at once
  • Boil only the amount of water you need when using a kettle
  • Cooking with a microwave oven uses 80% less electricity than a conventional oven