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Collective switch and save opportunity for North West Leicestershire residents

Hundreds of pounds could be saved on energy bills by North West Leicestershire residents who sign up to Switch and Save.

Householders in the district who signed up for the previous round of the Switch and Save Scheme have saved on average £224 a year each on their energy bills.

Switch and Save scheme allows people to join together to buy electricity and gas, which usually brings the price down.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is partnered with iChoosr, an expert in collective energy switching, to run Switch and Save.

Participants that register for the scheme are included in a nationwide collective auction where energy suppliers bid to provide their energy. The cheapest supplier wins the auction. The recent auction resulted in an offer which is now available for residents in North West Leicestershire to access.

To receive an instant personalised offer, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/switch

Alternatively those without internet access can visit the Council Offices or call 01530 454454 to access the offer. Residents will need to bring a copy of a recent bill with information on their current tariff.

Households can access the deal online right up until the offer expires on Tuesday 28 November. Those who want to receive an offer by post will need to phone or visit the council by Tuesday 21 November.

Participants are under no obligation to take the offer, but if residents do take it, the switch is done automatically by the scheme.

Councillor Roger Bayliss, Portfolio Holder for Housing at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “This Switch and Save scheme continues to help the residents of North West Leicestershire and beyond by reducing the cost of their energy bills. Often people stick with the supplier they have and don’t even think about changing. This scheme demonstrates the power of joining together to get a better deal. There is strength and savings in numbers so register today and get ready to save.”

George Frost, iChoosr UK Country Manager, said:  “There is a lot of talk at the moment about price caps for energy, and we support proposals which provide greater security and support for the vulnerable and fuel poor.  We are working with the regulator and other bodies reviewing the energy sector to suggest what the possible impacts of different proposals might be.

“In the short term households should not be lulled in to a false sense of security that the Government is going to cut their energy bills and so there is no point in switching. It remains the fact that households, which have not switched tariff recently could make significant savings by reviewing their energy contracts. Council run collective switching schemes provide a safe and easy route for householders to engage with the energy market and will continue to do so.”

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