More than 40,000 in mass energy switch

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South Holland residents now have the chance to join 40,000-plus people aiming to slash their gas and electricity bills in a mass energy switch.

The district council had already signed up to a switching consortium led by Peterborough City Council.

But numbers have soared by merging with yet another consortium led by Greater Manchester.

It’s now predicted the combined strength of the two council groups could deliver even cheaper bills to South Holland residents, who have just a few days left in which to register a no obligation interest.

South Holland council leader Gary Porter said: “The combined strength of these consortiums may improve the chance of getting a better deal.

“There is nothing to lose by signing up.

“If you get a better deal than the rate you are currently on, it’s got to be worth considering – and, if you don’t, you are no worse off.”

According to Which? consumer organisation the “big six” energy suppliers are expected to hike prices between six and 11 per cent this year, far in excess of inflation at 2.7 per cent.

South Holland took part in a similar energy auction in November and 270 residents are now enjoying average savings of £171 – a grand total of more than £46,000 a year.

• Anyone interested in joining online must do so before midnight on Monday by visiting and clicking on the banner headline ‘Ready to Switch?’

You can also pick up a paper forms from the council offices in Priory Road, Spalding, or Long Sutton Market House.

Paper forms must be received by the council by last post on January 28.

Have your bills handy because you will be asked questions about your annual gas/electricity usage.