Energy switch deadline soon

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The deadline for South Holland District Council’s Ready to Switch scheme is looming – with residents urged not to miss out on a unique chance to save money on their energy bills.

So far more than 1,000 households have registered with the initiative, which works by registering a large number of people and getting energy suppliers competing against each other to make the best offer to the group.

Households in South Holland are running out of time to register – with the deadline of October 13 close.

The scheme is organised by the council and iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in domestic energy collective switching.

A council spokesperson said: “We have worked hard to try and reach all residents to give everyone the opportunity to cut their energy bills but we can’t sign households up automatically.

“Sign up today to help yourself and your community to get a better deal. In the most recent auction held in June the average saving per household was £234.36.”

How to register your details

* Submit details at www.sholland.gov.uk

* If you do not have internet access, a friend or family member can do this on your behalf .

* You can call 01775 761161.

* Visit your local council office.

Once households have registered their interest, a reverse auction will be held to invite energy suppliers to compete with their best offers. The scheme is free for households to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier’s tariff offer.

Ready to Switch is open to all households which pay monthly, quarterly or via a pre-payment meter.

The group buying phenomenon is growing in the UK. So far schemes run by iChoosr, on behalf of councils, have attracted over 350,000 household registrations and over 40,000 households have saved over £6.5m by switching.