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Cornwall MP pushes homeowners to apply for thermal insulation

A Cornish MP has urged residents of Newquay and St Austell to apply for an initiative offering free loft and cavity wall insulation.

Stephen Gilbert is seeking to promote Cornwall Together, a bulk-buying energy scheme that could knock up to £430 off the average consumer's gas and electricity bill, the West Morning News reports.

The Lib-Dem stated the organisation is a great way for householders to join together and access cheaper fuel, while the government studies the best ways to cut utility costs.

"All [people] have to do is provide some details and they could save hundreds of pounds. Hopefully it will really help those who are struggling to stay warm this winter," he was quoted as saying.

On Monday (October 29th), Cornwall Together is going to ask major UK energy companies for their best deal and will then invite consumers to switch suppliers.

According to Cornwall Together project manager Matt Hastings, the scheme is easy to use and anyone who registers will be offered free loft and cavity wall insulation, which could save energy users up to £185 a year.

Posted by Simon Webster