Businesses can slash energy bills

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Bosses of small firms are being given a chance to slash their energy bills – and may save up to 35 per cent on the current price they pay.

A new energy switching scheme is being offered by South Holland District Council in partnership with other councils and switching partners iChoosr and Make It Cheaper.

The step follows successful switching schemes offered to residents.

Council leader Gary Porter said: “This is something I’m a strong believer in.

“We were able to offer thousands of South Holland residents the opportunity to benefit from cheaper energy tariffs and I’m delighted that we’re now able to give businesses the chance to save money too.

“I would urge SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) to sign up and just see if there is a saving to be made. It’s free of charge and free of obligation so there’s really nothing to lose.”

Four out of five UK-based SMEs do nothing to slash their overheads by switching energy suppliers – and president of Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce Phil Scarlett says he finds that staggering.

He said: “Sign up and see if there are savings to be made or if your current provider can be beaten.

“I am amazed if people who have access to a computer don’t use comparison sites, not just for energy but for the telephone too.

“From a business point of view, it’s just as important to cut electricity and telephone costs as it is when you are at home.”

l Make It Cheaper will oversee any switch so there is no interruption to supply. Register an interest on www.sholland.gov.uk and click on the Ready to Switch banner.