cost of living

Advice from RGB: How small changes can help reduce energy bills this winter

With the head of Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, warning that the annual household energy bills are likely to rise by a further £800 when the price cap is adjusted in October, RGB Building Supplies is giving advice to local households about cost-effective changes they could make to receive a potential saving of up to £700 on the average yearly energy bill*.

Paul West, Branch Manager...

New fund will help households with the rising cost of living

Devon County Council has announced a new pot of funding to help residents who are struggling to afford to pay for their gas, electricity or water usage, buy food or other essential items.

The Household Support Fund is a government initiative, and in the latest funding round Devon will be allocated around £5 million.

There are conditions on how the money can be used, but the...

We need a government for the many, not the few

Luke Pollard, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, looks back on the party conference season.

As the party conference season draws to a close for another year there's little doubt who’s been setting the agenda. Ed Miliband and Labour have identified the real problem of living standards facing families in Plymouth, and laid out policies to help deal with...