Doncaster households go for the ‘big switch’

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The Big Power Switch has recorded more registrations in Doncaster than anywhere else in the country, which could mean cheaper gas and electricity prices for more than 1,000 local households.

The energy switching scheme is being run by Doncaster Council as part of the Mayor’s commitment to help reduce the cost of living for local people.

Doncaster has joined a wider national collective energy buying scheme, being managed by ichoosr on behalf of local authorities across the country, and in just four weeks the borough has shot to the top of the chart.

Doncaster has had the most registrations with 1,441 people getting involved, 600 more than the second best.

Mayor Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “The fantastic response to The Big Switch shows just how important gas and electricity bills are to local people.

“Bringing down the cost of living is a top priority for me. I’m particularly pleased that so many registrations have come from the types of households hardest hit by these tough economic times, such as the over 60s and those on low incomes. I hope this will make a real difference by lowering their bills, but it is only the first of a programme of measures we will take to support local residents.”