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Managing the Cost of Living

Managing the Cost of Living

12 Ways to help manage the cost of living

LPCU are producing a series of articles aimed at helping our members understand and manage the impact of cost of living increases. We have updated this section of the website in anticipation of further increases to energy costs in October 2022.  Whilst we are not regulated to provide specific financial advice we can, nevertheless, provide information and common-sense advice on how manage the changes and explain what financial help is available. We will also explain more about your rights in the various housing tenures.

 In the first instance though we will look at the estimated price cap due to be introduced in October.

Please see the following articles:

British Gas Energy Trust Support

The new energy tariffs from October 2022

Government Financial Assistance towards increased energy costs

Other sources of financial assistance and advice

Prepayment and smart meters

Tips for reducing energy use

Landlord responsibilities for energy efficiency



Savvy Living:

Take a look at the ‘Too Good To Go’ App in the Apple or Android stores. 9 million people are now using this to find good quality foods from local businesses at low cost.

As times are getting hard for some of our members, below are some links to help with food budgeting and how to make quick cheap meals:

BBC Food Collections

Asda budget meals under a pound

Goodto: cheap family meals

Savings4savvymums: 5-days-5-meals

Taste.com 50 budget meals


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