1,250 sign up for cheap bills


Over a thousand people have already signed up to save money on gas and electricity bills with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme (LESS).

Since its launch a fortnight ago, more than 1,250 Lincolnshire residents have signed up in a bid to save money on their home energy bills through the new collective scheme.

East Lindsey District Council has joined five other local authorities to launch the campaign that invites residents to join forces and potentially save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

Energy suppliers can offer lower energy prices to a collective contract made up of thousands of customers so the more people that sign up, the lower the energy prices that could be offered.

The Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, Cllr Sandra Harrison, said: “We are encouraging residents to register with the scheme to see just how much money they really can save.

“There is no obligation to switch so residents have nothing to lose by registering their interest.”

Residents can register their interest in the scheme from now until Monday. February 17.

After this date, the tariff offered by the lowest bidding energy supplier will be offered to those who registered. They can then choose whether to accept the offer or not. Once registered, there is no obligation to switch and customers will have four weeks to confirm they wish to switch supplier.

Register your interest at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/switch or call 01522 782067.