Q. How is everyone coping with the rise in energy costs this year?
For the last two years we have received the Warm Home Discount from our provider which is a big help, and their calculations of payments (paying the same across the summer) mean we are thankfully in a little bit of credit which should take the sting a little out of the rise in cost. We try our best to limit our heating use, especially when the children are at school/nursery (my husband and I work from home) by using blankets, jumpers and thermals. Our current house has a log burner so if we can find wood in the local woods we sometimes use that instead of the heating.