Chance to ‘switch’ and beat latest energy price rises

South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter.
South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter.
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South Holland District Council is continuing its commitment to try and help residents in the face of large energy price rises.

With the latest round of hikes dominating the news, the council is reminding everyone of its free and easy energy supplier switching scheme, which is available to residents and businesses.

For residents, the next significant date in the Ready To Switch? campaign is November 18.

Everyone who registers interest by then will be made an offer of a new tariff.

To accept it, residents just need to reply by the specified date and the council’s partner iChoosr Ltd will do the rest to arrange the switch.

For businesses, the council’s offer to help investigate possible savings is ongoing.

The energy market for businesses is much more complex and this is some of the reason why about a third of them have done nothing to see if they could save money.

For more information about this free, no-obligation service call 0800 158 3700.

District council leader Gary Porter said: “This is something I feel passionately about and I have supported since we began it a few years ago.

“Ovo Energy was the winning bidder in the first South Holland switch.

“Their managing director, Stephen Fitzpatrick, has just told the Energy and Climate Change Committee that he cannot understand the rationale behind these rises.

“We’re offering residents and businesses access to a free and easy way to save money on a significant bill.

“We’ve enabled hundreds of people to do that.

“There is no catch – if the offer is not attractive to the customer, then they do not have to do anything and that will be the end of it.

“It it is a better tariff, then iChoosr will do the paperwork to complete the switch process with no interruption of supply.”

Anyone who misses next month’s deadline will have another chance to switch in February.

To register no-obligation interest, visit www.sholland.gov.uk or collect a form at the district council’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding.