AN updated booklet giving tips on saving money on heating and electricity bills has been published by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.

The third edition of the guide updates the practical advice contained in previous booklets and has been produced at no cost to the taxpayer.

It advises families on how they can make sure they are not paying over the odds for energy and how they can make their home more energy efficient to cut heating bills.

There is also information on financial help people can tap into to help with the cost of installing energy saving measures.

Mr Morris said: “Rises in international energy prices over the past 10 years have meant that a lot of people are struggling to pay their gas and electricity bills.

“Although the Government scrapping energy taxes worth £52 per household will be of some help, it is more important than ever that people make sure that they are on the best deal, are not using more energy than they need and are receiving any help that they are entitled to.”

Copies are available in libraries, community centres, GP surgeries and from.

Residents can download a copy of the new booklet, which has been published from obtain a printed version by calling 0121 550 6777.