Saving Money On Household Bills

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Despite the cost of household bills continuing to rise across the UK, cutting costs is easier than you think. And the average household can save hundreds of pounds each year by following our tips. 

Get a cheaper mobile phone bill

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:

  • use online tools to analyse your bills and recommend a contract
  • negotiate with suppliers – remember that you’re in charge
  • use price comparison websites to find the best deal for you.

Are you paying too much Council Tax?

According to MoneySavingExpert, up to 400,000 homes are in the wrong Council Tax band. So it’s worth making sure you’re not being overcharged.

It shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to find out. And you might end up saving hundreds of pounds and getting a rebate. Also check whether you qualify for a discount of up to 50% off your Council Tax bill.

Slash the cost of driving and public transport

Whether you drive, or use public transport, travel costs probably make up a lot of your monthly spend.

But there are plenty of ways to cut travel costs. These include:

  • finding cheaper car insurance
  • buying cheaper fuel
  • booking train tickets in advance.

Pay your bills on time

Late payment fees can wipe out savings, so it’s important to make sure you pay your bills on time.

Here are some tips to help stay on top of your bills:

  • pay for regular bills monthly by Direct Debit
  • keep a record of payments and plan ahead
  • talk to the people you owe money to if you’re struggling.

For further tips & advice on how to save on common bills, please see the drop-down articles on the right.

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