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Residents benefit again from collective energy switching

15 February 2016

Householders who signed up for the latest round of the Allerdale Big Switch have again made huge savings on their energy accounts.

Those signing up for the energy scheme have been given access to new tariffs and can save an average of £291.98 on their energy bills. This means many families across the borough will be able to fix their energy prices for the year ahead.

In Allerdale, 312 households registered for this year’s initiative. The Big Allerdale Big Switch was combined with a number of other similar schemes driven by over 60 local authorities around the UK to create a collective of more than 18,000 households.

Residents should receive their personal offer letter or email in the coming days, letting them know how much they’ll be saving against their current deal. If residents have not received their offer by Tuesday 23 February, they are advised to check their email spam folders and check the Allerdale Big Switch website for any updates

There is no obligation for people to accept their personal offer, but if they do it’s easy and straightforward and the new energy provider will take care of the whole process.

Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes, Allerdale Borough Council’s executive member for housing and health, said: “We love how successful the Big Allerdale Switch has become. Our residents have saved thousands of pounds on their energy bills since the scheme was introduced. This council has made reducing poverty a key priority and we hope that this energy switching initiative can be extended so residents’ savings continue to increase.”

George Frost, UK Country Manager, iChoosr Ltd added: “Last year we helped councils participating in our schemes to save their residents more than £10 million. We are kick-starting this year with more fantastic savings for residents.

“The Government’s current Power To Switch campaign is attempting to grow the one in 10 households which engage in the switching market and that is precisely what council-led collective schemes have been doing over the last three years. 

“Our inclusive schemes are accessible to all households irrespective of whether they are on credit or prepayment meters and, furthermore, many councils make the schemes available to households without internet access through their paper registration.”

Allerdale Borough Council will be joining the next auction which starts on 22 March 2016.

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Notes for Editors

1. For more information contact 01900 702526, corp.comms@allerdale.gov.uk

2.    Offer letters and emails will be sent out from Friday 12 February 2016.

3.    If residents have not received their offer by Tuesday 23 February, they are advised to check their email spam folders and check the Allerdale Big Switch website for any updates

4.    The last day to request a new letter is Tuesday 8 March 2016.

5.    The deadline to accept the offer is Tuesday 15 March 2016.

6.    The next auction will take place on Tuesday 17 May 2016 with the start date for applications on 22 March 2016.

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