It is a concerning time for many in the UK, with lots of economic bad news coming out concerning delivery trucks (and truck drivers), Christmas food shortages, and now soaring energy prices.
While we (as customers) will most certainly be helped to have our contracts taken over should anything happen to our suppliers, it will be concerning for the total cost of the bills, and also for the effect on the jobs of those who work in the energy business.
If possible, it is probably a sensible time to ensure you’ve topped up your emergency savings funds and checked budgets to make sure you can afford an unplanned increase in gas and electricity bills over the winter months.
Is there anything else you are doing to help weather this shock? Do you have useful suggestions for others in the same situation?
I am certainly hoping for fairer weather so my solar panels can keep generating electricity for us at home … but it has been a very overcast and sunless year so far so I don’t hold out much hope.