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 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 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.