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Go Green with the Merseyside Collective Switch

September 17, 2019

To celebrate the Liverpool City Region’s Year of Environment, we’re asking you to Go Green! and switch to a green energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch.

Run by local charity Energy Projects Plus, in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch uses the power of the group to negotiate cheap energy tariffs, available exclusively to its members. Anyone can join and it’s completely free.

If the winning tariffs aren’t right for you, we will help you find one that is. Plus, by switching with the Merseyside Collective Switch, you will be helping to support charity Energy Projects Plus, who work with local people who are vulnerable to the cold or living in fuel poverty.

The Merseyside Collective Switch has been running since 2013. Together, we’ve helped local people save £1.5 million on their energy bills.

This year, we’re asking you to think about going green. Most of the larger suppliers now offer green tariffs, which means they use renewable energy sources such as wind power, rather than fossil fuels.

 

Alan Jemmett, Director, Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service said:

“Collective switching is a great opportunity for securing a greener energy supplier and giving communities an opportunity to save on bills and avoid fuel poverty.

Year of Environmental Action for the Liverpool City Region is delighted to partner this initiative. Sustainable Energy is one of our themes for 2019. By switching energy and using it wisely you can make a personal contribution to climate emergencies.

Why not, as part of YOE2019LCR pledge to switch to a sustainable energy supplier? #iwill4yoe at yoe2019lcr.org.uk

 

 

Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

Whether you’re a savvy or reluctant switcher, it’s always worth shopping around to check if you’re on the best deal. If you haven’t switched recently you may be on your suppliers most expensive standard tariff. You may find a better deal elsewhere or even with your existing supplier.

The winning tariffs have often been the cheapest on the market. Previous winners have included Big 6 suppliers such as British Gas, E.on, SSE and EDF Energy as well as Ovo and Green Energy.
Offers have been included for prepayment meter (or pay as you go) customers as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill customers, so there’s something for everyone.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.
The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

Registration for this round closes on 10th October. We will then contact you to let you know about the deals that have been negotiated for the group.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.lcrenergyswitch.co.uk/join-the-switch/
or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get other free and impartial support to help you save energy at home.

Take control of your energy bills with the Merseyside Collective Switch

February 14, 2019

The Merseyside Collective Switch aims to help you take control of your energy bills by making switching simple.

A lot of things are changing in the energy market at the moment. With the rise of wholesale prices, the introduction of energy price caps and the appearance of new suppliers, it can seem like a minefield. The Collective Switch is here to help.

Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

Run by local charity Energy Project Plus, in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, available exclusively to its members.

Once you’ve registered, you will be able to access exclusive offers and make sure you’re not missing out on a great deal on your energy.

Two of the Big Six suppliers have already announced price hikes this year, with others expected to follow. If you haven’t switched recently you may be on your suppliers most expensive tariff. There are savings to be made by shopping around, and you may find a better deal with your existing supplier with no disruption to your service or billing.

The Collective Switch winning tariffs have often been market-beating, so better than you could get elsewhere. Previous winners have included Big Six suppliers such as British Gas, E.on, SSE and EDF Energy as well as smaller suppliers such as Ovo and Green Energy.

Offers have been included for prepayment meter (or pay as you go) customers as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill customers, so there’s something for everyone.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

It only takes 15 minutes to switch and members saved an average of £279 a year on their energy bills in our last Spring Collective.

Registration for this round closes at midnight on 5th March.  

We will then contact you to let you know about the deals that have been negotiated for the group.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get other free and impartial support to help you save energy at home.

Register now for the Merseyside Collective Switch

September 20, 2018

Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

Run by local charity Energy Project Plus, in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, available exclusively to its members.

Once you’ve registered, you will be able to access exclusive offers and can make sure you’re not missing out on a great deal on your energy.

Most of the big suppliers have increased their prices this year. If you haven’t switched recently you may be on your suppliers most expensive tariff. There are savings to be made by shopping around, and you may find a better deal with your existing supplier with no disruption to your service or billing.

The winning tariffs have often been the cheapest on the market, so better than you could get elsewhere. Previous winners have included Big 6 suppliers such as British Gas, E.on, SSE and EDF Energy as well as smaller suppliers such as Ovo and Green Energy.

Offers have been included for prepayment meter (or pay as you go) customers as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill customers, so there’s something for everyone.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

It only takes 15 minutes to switch and members saved an average of £260 a year on their energy bills in our last Autumn Collective.

Registration for this round closes on 23rd October.  We will then contact you to let you know about the deals that have been negotiated for the group.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get other free and impartial support to help you save energy at home.

Take control of your energy bills with the Merseyside Collective Switch

January 16, 2018

Registration is now open and the winning offers will be announced after the 14th February.

Two thirds of UK households are on their energy supplier’s standard (and often most expensive) tariff. There are savings to be made by shopping around, and you may find a better deal with your existing supplier with no disruption to your service or billing.

Delivered by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, and the six Merseyside local authorities, the Merseyside Collective Switch has saved local people over £1.3 million on their energy bills so far.

Previous winning tariffs have included Big 6 suppliers such as British Gas, E.on, SSE and EDF Energy as well as smaller suppliers such as Ovo and Green Energy.

Offers have been included for prepayment meter (or pay as you go) customers as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill customers, so there’s something for everyone.

The winning tariffs have often been the cheapest on the market, so better than you could get elsewhere and exclusive to members.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

Ellie Abernethy, Energy Projects Plus said: “We’re all feeling the pinch at this time of year. Switching your energy tariff is a really easy way to make big savings, especially if you haven’t switched for over a year. The Merseyside Collective Switch has a track record of securing the top offers in the market, so if it’s time for you to switch it really is worth registering to see how much you could save.”

The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

Help and support is available from Energy Advisors who can guide you through your top offers and help you complete your switch.

It only takes 15 minutes to switch and members saved an average of £260 a year on their energy bills in our last round.

By registering, you will have access to the exclusive offers and can make sure you’re not missing out on a great deal on your energy.

Registration closes at midnight on 13th February.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get free and impartial advice about saving energy at home.

10th round of the Merseyside Collective Switch now open!

September 5, 2017

Today sees the launch of the 10th Merseyside Collective Switch.

With the majority of people still on their energy suppliers standard (and often most expensive) tariff, we urge Merseysiders to get involved and find yourself a better deal.

Collective Switching works by using the collective buying power of its members to negotiate exclusive cheaper tariffs from energy suppliers.

The Merseyside Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, which will only be available to its members.

Delivered by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, and the six Merseyside local authorities, the Merseyside Collective Switch has saved local people over £1.2 million on their energy bills so far.

Previous winning tariffs have included Big 6 suppliers such as British Gas, E.on and EDF Energy as well as smaller suppliers such as Ovo and Green Energy.

Offers have been included for prepayment meter (or pay as you go) customers as well as direct debit and pay on receipt of bill, so there’s something for everyone.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

The service is free, and there’s no obligation to switch if you decide not to.

Help and support is also available from Energy Advisors who can guide you through your top offers and help you complete your switch.

It only takes 15 minutes to switch and members saved an average of £235 a year on their energy bills in our last Autumn switch.

Jo Dowson saved £450

 

 

Jo Dowson switched in our last round. She said:

 

“I’ve saved £450 switching through the Merseyside Collective Switch. I’m going to put the extra money towards a family holiday!”

      

 

 

 

 

Janice Lee-Williams saved £329

 

Janice Lee-Williams from Liverpool switched in June and is due to save £329. She said:

 

“I couldn’t believe how straightforward and stress-free the switch was. A bit of data from my last bill and a couple of clicks and it was all done. I feel empowered, having taken a bit of control back about something I didn’t feel I had any control over. 

 

I will certainly be shopping around for my energy in future and am cursing myself for not doing so much sooner. You wouldn’t think twice about shopping around for anything else so why not with your energy provider? I would recommend the collective switch to anyone. It’s nowhere near as daunting as you think”.

 

If you want to make sure you’re not paying any more than you need to for gas and electricity, join the Collective Switch today.

Registration closes at midnight on Monday 16th October.

To join the Collective Switch visit www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get free and impartial advice about saving energy at home.

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Energy Projects Plus on: 0151 637 3686
or email: ellie.abernethy@epplus.org.uk