Hundreds of East Northants households sign up to scheme to save money on their energy bills

More than 500 households in East Northants signed up to the scheme
More than 500 households in East Northants signed up to the scheme

Hundreds of residents are set to save money on their energy bills thanks to East Northamptonshire Council.

More than 530 households signed up to ‘Switch Save Smile,’ a collective switching scheme run by East Northamptonshire Council and iChoosr during the winter period from December 1 to February 1.

99 per cent of those who registered in East Northamptonshire have been offered a better deal, with average savings per household of £357.95.

More than 18,000 households registered nationally, but when compared to all other participants in the scheme, East Northamptonshire Council had the highest percentage of registrations based on the number of households in the district.

Energy suppliers SSE, E.ON and Ovo won the auction, putting forward the cheapest tariffs for gas and/or electricity.

Residents who applied for the initiative should look out for their personal offers from one of these suppliers, which will be arriving by email or postcard very soon.

Karen Pell, interim environmental protection manager at East Northamptonshire Council, said: “I was very pleased to see so many of you join forces to get a competitive energy deal.

“The savings on offer are very impressive.

“It’s just as quick and easy to switch as it was to register.

“If you want to accept your offer, and pay less for your gas and/or electricity, iChoosr will take care of the entire switching process for you.”

When Diane from Rushden received her offer she was delighted to find out she could save £499.

Diane said: “I couldn’t believe it when the offer from iChoosr came through.

“It’s not every day you find out you could be nearly £500 better off.

“I think the scheme is a really good idea and being backed by the local authority gave me the confidence to be a part of it.

“The whole process was hassle-free and I now have an extra few hundred pounds in my pocket.

“The hard bit will be deciding how to spend it.

“Thank you East Northamptonshire Council.”

The deadline to switch is March 15, with offers valid until midnight.

If there’s an error in your paperwork, people can let iChoosr know by March 8 and they will amend the offer.

Anyone who needs help to switch can call 01832 742121 or visit the customer contact centres in Thrapston, Rushden or Oundle.

iChoosr is an expert in domestic energy collective switching.

It organises group buying schemes which harness the purchasing power of thousands of households.

Energy suppliers compete for custom, often with bespoke, market leading tariffs not available direct or via price comparison services.