After the pricey festive season, now is the time to be thinking about saving on home gas and electricity bills.
Dudley Council is urging people to sign up to its latest Big Switch collective energy switching scheme. The scheme offers residents market leading deals on energy not available elsewhere. Residents who have registered at previous auctions have saved up to £300, so it’s well worth getting registered.
The Big Switch brings people together to reduce their energy bills by switching their energy suppliers collectively. The more people who register the better the deals on offer, as it is based upon the bulk buying concept.
The deals offered from the Big Switch are not available elsewhere, indeed it has been recently reported that up to sixty percent of top energy deals are not available on the standard switching sites. To get the best deal it is well worth registering.
In previous auctions more than 6000 people across Dudley have registered to switch with great savings on offer. Since the scheme began in June 2013 the collective savings made by borough residents has topped £520,000. If everyone who had signed up to the scheme had proceeded to switch savings would have reached £1.5 million.
People can register online or by phone to take advantage of the cut price rates offered by energy companies. The Big Switch is open now and closes for registrations on 13 February, when people will receive their savings offers.
The scheme is open to all householders, including people living in rented accommodation, those with a prepayment meter or people paying for dual fuel or for gas and electricity separately and those with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.
Councillor Gaye Partridge, cabinet member for housing, said:
Our Big Switch energy auctions have proved extremely popular in the last few years with thousands signing up to take part and savings hundreds of pounds on their energy bills. The deals offered through the scheme are market leading, so people will be getting real value for money. In the current economic climate, now is the ideal time to be registering to save.
To find out more call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 or visit www.dudley.gov.uk/bigswitch.