CLACKMANNANSHIRE Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will be helping people slash their energy bills by up to £300 as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

The nationwide campaign, run by Citizens Advice Scotland, Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will be offering advice and information.

Two events will be held locally this year and everyone is welcome to attend.

The first will be at the official launch of the new premises in Glebe Hall on Wednesday, January 24, between 4-6pm.

Volunteers and staff from CAB will be on hand to provide visitors with the latest advice, will demonstrate how simple switching can be and how the Energy Switch Guarantee offers peace of mind throughout the process.

The second will be a drop-in energy clinic at MP Luke Graham's office on Thursday, January 25, between 9.30am-12.30pm.

Jonny Miller, managing director of Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau, said: "Checking your energy tariff and switching to a cheaper deal is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cut your bills.

"Big Energy Saving Week is a great opportunity to get expert advice on how you can make savings in these winter months, from changing energy supplier to simple energy efficiency measures you can make in your home.

"We know people who stay with the same energy supplier often pay hundreds of pounds more a year for the same gas and electricity.

"We would encourage everyone to come down to the event, use our price comparison tool or contact our service for advice so they can start making savings.

"Often, consumers aren’t aware that they can save such significant amounts of money by switching: our event/s is/are a quick and easy way to learn more about your bills and how to cut them down to size."

Citizens Advice also has price comparison tool at