Energy switch scheme re-launch

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Gas and electricity customers are being helped to save cash with the re-launch of the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme in East Lindsey

Thousands of households are already saving cash on gas and electricity bills thanks to the scheme which started this month.

In previous schemes 4,700 Lincolnshire households have registered to join forces to get better deals from energy suppliers, making the district’s residents one of the biggest groups to tackle the energy companies for better tariffs.

Households are again invited to register for the scheme, organised by the county’s district and borough councils, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln City Council and Community Lincs, and administered by the UK’s leading collective switching expert, iChoosr Ltd.

In the most recent auction, held in June, the average saving per household to take up their offer was £234. Those wanting to register for the next scheme can find out more and submit their details at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/energyswitch or by calling 01529 301 990 (9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday).

Once households have registered their interest, the energy suppliers will be invited to compete with their best offers. The scheme is free for households to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier’s tariff offer.

Portfolio holder for communities, Coun Sandra Harrison, said: “Collective switching schemes have been successful in saving households in East Lindsey money on their energy bill. Collective switching offers a straightforward solution. The more people who register, the more interested the suppliers are in winning them as customers and so the better the deal they offer. People who register are offered a deal after the auction and they choose whether to take it or not. Yes or no. Simple, but you have to register to have a chance to take up the saving so register today and tell your friends, family and neighbours to register too.”

All residents can register, whether they rent or own their own home, and whether they are on dual fuel, electric only, pay monthly or quarterly or have a prepayment meter.