Average savings of 
£83 for ‘switchers’

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A massive 95 per cent of households that signed up to South Holland District Council’s latest collective switching scheme for energy bills have been offered savings averaging at least £83.

Almost half of residents – those with online dual fuel monthly direct debit – have been offered average savings of £109. And the ten per cent of registrants on similar schemes but with paper billing could save an average of £150.

The results follow an auction between energy companies and come at a time when energy prices are on the increase - so will be a welcome relief for many.

As collective switching schemes become better known, they are attracting a mix of “Big Six” and smaller independent suppliers to the table.

There were three “winners” in this auction who will supply a range of contracts – Scottish Power, Green Star Energy (formerly Pioneer Energy) and British Gas.

All residents will have soon received their personal offer and there is no obligation for people to accept it.

However, if they do, it’s easy and straightforward and the new provider will take care of the whole process.

District council leader Coun Gary Porter said: “I’m pleased that all but a few of the households are able to make significant savings on their energy bill.

“I hope many more residents take advantage of the opportunity to find out if they can too.”

The council’s next Ready To Switch? auction is due to end in February.

To register interest visit www.sholland.gov.uk or call 01775 761161.