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Council’s energy switching initiative returns

Rebecca Wilkinson

Rebecca Wilkinson

Posted on 25 January 2019

Residents of Allerdale have another opportunity to reduce their household energy bills with the return of the popular ‘Big Allerdale Switch’ scheme.

Allerdale Borough Council has once again partnered with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching, and together will deliver bespoke and highly competitive tariffs for those on dual fuel, separate supplier contracts or pre-payment meters.

Householders can register their interest online for free, and the results will be announced following the next auction which takes place on Tuesday 11 February. During the most recent auction held in October 2018, householders in the borough saved an average of £116. 

It’s really simple to sign up and at no point in the process are residents under any obligation to actually switch energy providers if they decide to change their minds. To join the scheme, visit and follow the links.

Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said: “After the expensive festive season, many people often look for ways to save money in the New Year. The Big Allerdale Switch is a great place to start as many residents have seen some fantastic savings from the scheme. It also contributes towards the Council’s priority of tackling inequality and fuel poverty, so I am delighted to see it return once again. Anyone can sign up, but I would particularly encourage those who are currently on a standard tariff to join as they may not be getting the best deal.”

The scheme is part of the Big Community Switch, which is operated by iChoosr, an independent company with experience in collective switching schemes. It works by setting up a reverse auction and inviting energy suppliers to offer their cheapest deals for dual fuel, separate supplier contracts or pre-payment meters. The deadline to register is Monday 10 February.