Cheaper energy tariffs on offer for Isle residents

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A new energy switching scheme will give Isle residents the chance to access cheaper gas and electricity tariffs.

North Lincolnshire Council is introducing the project in a bid to assist vulnerable people such as the elderly and address fuel poverty.

Collective switching offers households the opportunity to sign up to a scheme that allows an intermediary to enter an auction with energy companies on their behalf, to secure a discounted energy price.

The council will be working with iChooser, a leading provider of collective switching.

Councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing, said: “Many of people are paying too much for their energy and rising fuel bills are a real concern. Some people have been reluctant to switch suppliers because they are not sure how to, or they don’t have time to compare the different tariffs.

“Collective switching makes it safe and easy to switch. The more people that register, the cheaper the bills will be.”

The scheme is open to those living in or just outside North Lincolnshire. Anyone interested in switching gas and electricity suppliers can register free online by visiting the Big Community Switch website at bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com/.‎

For those unable to register online, the council has organised an information session at Crowle Library on Monday, September 9, from 2pm to 5pm.

Please bring a copy of your most recent gas and electricity bill (with details of the energy company, tariff and annual consumption) to the sessions.

For further details about the collective switching scheme or registration session, please contact Adam Conley, Warm Homes Officer at North Lincolnshire Council on 01724 297676.