Switch scheme could help Isle folk slash energy bills

john briggs
john briggs

A scheme to help Isle residents save cash on their energy bills is to be repeated by North Lincolnshire Council.

The Collective Switching scheme runs until February 17, and could help individuals save up to £120 on energy costs.

By signing up, households allow an intermediary to enter an auction with energy companies on their behalf, to secure a discounted energy price. If more people sign up, bigger savings are made. If you don’t like the deal on offer, you don’t have to accept.

The council will work with iChoosr, the UK’s leading provider of collective switching and will organise registration sessions across North Lincolnshire for those unable to register online.

Cabinet member for Asset Management, Culture and Housing, Coun John Briggs, said: “The scheme was incredibly successful last year with over 320 people signing up and saving an average of £120.

“Collective Switching saves time and hassle by bidding on your behalf.

“I’d encourage as many people as possible to sign up to the scheme.”

For further details about the process, registration sessions or to request a registration form, contact the Affordable Warmth Team at North Lincolnshire Council on 01724 297000. Or http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/collective-switching/