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More than 16,300 people have signed up to a reverse auction that could deliver cheaper gas and electricity bills.
South Holland District Council is part of a consortium of councils led by Peterborough City that will go to the market on January 29 to get the cheapest prices available from suppliers.

Those who have signed up will be sent an offer price and can then decide whether or not to switch.

South Holland was part of a similar consortium in November and projected savings for the 270 people who have switched suppliers so far are £171 each per year – a total saving of £46,000.

South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter said: “Many people are already seeing the benefits of switching energy supplier and are saving on their hard-earned cash.”

• Anyone interested in expressing interest in the reverse auction can sign up online at – clicking on the ‘Ready to Switch?’ banner – or get a paper registration form from the council offices in Priory Road, Spalding, The Market House, Long Sutton, Spalding’s South Holland Centre or Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall Museum. In order to receive an offer, you must make your application before the day of the reverse auction. The deadline for paper forms is last post on January 28.