Following our last collective switch which was the most successful yet a new round of collective switching is being launched for Merseyside. Householders are invited to be a part of it and see how much they could save on their energy bills.
Over 10,000 Merseyside households have taken part so far and over £600,000 has been saved collectively by those who switched.
The Switch Together, Save Together scheme is organized by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, alongside the six Merseyside local authorities and Vidris.
Collective switching works by asking people to register their interest then uses collective buying power to negotiate an exclusive tariff from energy suppliers. The exclusive tariffs are only available to those who register for the collective switch. Previous rounds of the switch have attracted exclusive offers from both the large and smaller suppliers.
Participants are welcome to switch to any tariff on the market to find the deal that’s right for them, with tariffs shown against each other for comparison.
The scheme aims to make it easier and safer to switch supplier, and advisors are on hand to offer free and impartial help every step of the way.
The last Merseyside Collective Switch saved residents an average of £202.86 with one resident saving £825.06 and many households saving over £500.
Mrs Dorothy Hardcastle from Liverpool took part in the collective switch and saved £348 a year on her energy bills. She said: “I had put off switching my tariff, but the collective switch made it really easy. I was provided with support every step of the way, and I am delighted to be saving such a large amount on my energy bills”.
Residents are invited to register their interest in the collective switch in order to receive information about the negotiated tariffs. Registration is open until the 19th October it’s free to join and there is no obligation to switch once the offers are released.
You can join the collective switch by registering online at www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or by calling the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where residents can also get free and impartial help and advice about saving energy at home.