Last chance to join others in Daventry district saving money on energy bills

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Time is running out for Daventry district residents to take advantage of the cheap gas and electricity tariffs secured by an energy switching scheme.

The Big Switch scheme is a joint effort between Daventry District Council and its switching partner iChoosr to use collective purchasing power to secure better energy deals for residents.

Everyone who registers for the scheme is entered into a collective, with energy companies then invited to bid for their custom in an auction. The deals offered are often cheaper than those advertised to the general public.

Councillor Jo Gilford, environment portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “The spring auction process resulted in market-beating tariffs being offered by npower, E.ON and Robin Hood Energy. And because iChoosr has decided to keep the registration process open until 28 June, there is still time for residents to take advantage of those deals.

“The Big Switch has helped more than 560 people in Daventry district switch to cheaper energy tariffs since it launched in 2014. Average savings have been about £260 but some people have reported saving as much as £600 on their annual bill.

“Registration is quick and easy, with just an annual energy bill or evidence of annual energy usage required to complete the process. There is no obligation to switch and no fees or charges involved whether people decide to switch or not. So I would urge people to sign-up today and find out how much they could save. The scheme is open to new and previous registrations and if you switched a year ago, this is a reminder to switch again.”

People can sign up online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/BigSwitchDaventry or by phoning the council on 01327 871100. The deadline is 28 June.