East Northants people offered chance to save money on their energy bills

Home owners and tenants have another chance to save money on their energy bills with a collective switching scheme returning this week.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 2:59 pm
People may be able to save money on their energy bills in East Northants

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is once again teaming up with leading collective switching expert, iChoosr, to take part in the Big Community Switch to help people get a better deal on their gas and electricity.

From December 6, ENC’s free scheme, known as Switch Save Smile, invites you to join forces and pay less for your energy.

The more people who register, the greater the chance of getting a competitive energy deal.

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Energy suppliers are then invited to take part in the auction to bid against each other to offer the best deal.

This takes place in February 2017.

The cheapest tariff offered will win, and everyone registered for the scheme will then be sent details of how much money they could save, together with a no-obligation offer to switch.

There was an average saving of more than £350 per household last year.

The process is very simple:

1. Register – Anyone who pays a household energy bill can register for the scheme, even if you don’t live in East Northamptonshire.

The quickest and easiest way to register is online.

You just need your annual energy statement (or any other gas/electricity bill) for information about your existing tariff and consumption.

Registration must be completed by 13 February 2016.

2. Consider the offer – The supplier who puts forward the cheapest tariffs gets to offer you a new contract.

You will receive a personal offer, tailored to your household and will show you how much money you might save.

3. Make a decision – You have plenty of time to decide whether you want to switch or not.

There is no obligation to accept the offer.

If you do accept, iChoosr will take care of the entire switching process.

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Steven North, said: “Lots of people haven’t got time to compare energy suppliers or find the whole process quite daunting.

“This is why I’m pleased we’re taking part in the Big Community Switch for a second year.

“Last year the majority of residents saved at least £100 and a few even pocketed over £1,000.

“Switch Save Smile is a hassle-free way of making sure you’re getting a good deal. All you need to do is register, which takes less than 10 minutes, and then let iChoosr do all the hard work for you.

“The more people that register, the greater the savings could be.”

For more information or to register, visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/smile or call 01832 742121.