Collective switch scheme aiming to cut energy bills

People will be given the opportunity to save money on their energy bills with a new collective switching scheme set to be launched by Daventry District Council (DDC) later this year.

The Council is teaming up with the UK’s leading collective switching expert, iChoosr, in a bid to help residents join forces to get a better deal on their gas and electricity.

Set to launch in December, the free scheme will see residents invited to register for a collective, with energy companies then competing for their custom in an auction.

The cheapest tariff offered will win, and everyone registered for the scheme will then be sent details of how much money they could save, together with a no-obligation offer to switch.

Details of the scheme will go before DDC’s Strategy Group on October 9, with councillors asked to agree to a review of its effectiveness at the end of the first auction process, which is set to run from December to March.

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, Environment Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “Energy prices continue to rise and many of our residents are paying too much for their gas and electricity, either because they haven’t got time to switch suppliers or find the prospect daunting.

“This scheme aims to offer a simple, hassle-free method for people to get a better deal on their energy bills. It harnesses the collective buying power of the people who register in order to get the cheapest possible tariffs from the energy companies. All people will need to do is register and the rest of the work is done for them. It is free and there is no obligation to switch providers at the end of the process. It really is a win-win situation.

“We will be releasing further information on how to sign up to the scheme ahead of its launch in D