Energy switch could save you money

Calderdale Council has just launched a great new scheme that could save anyone with a residential gas or electricity supply  as much as £250 per year.

The Council is working with an energy switching company to collect the names and addresses of people who are interested in switching supplier and this list is ‘auctioned’ to get the best rate for those on it. The more people express an interest, the bigger the possible savings may be.

Switching your energy supplier through Calderdale Council could save you up to £250 a year.

Switching your energy supplier through Calderdale Council could save you up to £250 a year.

Whichever energy company wins the ‘auction’ will contact those on the list and offer them a deal and help with any switch. There is no need to accept this offer if you do not want to.

My colleague Councillor David Hardy who is chair of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny panel on Calderdale Council has been working on developing this idea from a report carried out into fuel poverty.

It’s a great way in which we can all work together to hopefully save a bit of money. I recently took part in something like this organised by 38 degrees and it saved me money on my bill. So please do tell all of your friends and family about it!

It’s easy to get your name on the list: do it online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/housing or ring 0800 009 3363, Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. You should have a recent energy bill or an annual statement from your supplier to hand.



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