Helping you cut your energy bills
Interested in switching suppliers to save money on your energy bill? - registration for Ready to Switch's sixth collective energy switching scheme closed on 9 June 2014 but you can still register for upcoming schemes.
Residents across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney could save money on their energy bills by linking up with their district council to join the UK’s largest collective energy switching scheme.
The simple scheme encourages householders to join up with others across the country to negotiate cheaper energy bills. Registration is easy and there is no obligation to actually sign up to any deal.
The scheme works by means of a reverse auction where energy suppliers will be invited to bid the lowest price to supply the energy to all those signed up for the scheme. Residents will then be sent a no-obligation offer to switch provider and accept their new energy rates.
Previous auctions have produced yearly average savings of up to £126 per household.
The initiative is set to be the largest of its kind in the UK, with councils coming together in response to rising energy prices and the increasing numbers of households finding themselves in fuel poverty.
The scheme is also the first in the UK to allow residents who use pre-payment meters to register.
Registration for Ready to Switch's sixth collective energy switching scheme closed on 9 June 2014 but you can still register for upcoming schemes. Registration for is open to all domestic customers.
If you signed-up for the latest scheme, the energy supplier with the best deal will be determined by an auction on 10 June 2014. You will receive an email from 20 June 2014 with an offer, based on your usage and the best deal from the auction. You will have until 21 July 2014 to decide if you want to accept the offer.
Anyone who has any further questions about the scheme can call the freephone helpline number 0800 088 5007.
No access to the Internet or email?
You can register up to five households on the same email address. Why not help out a neighbour or friend who does not have access to the Internet or email, but wants to participate?
Business energy saving
Businesses can get a better energy deal by using the energy comparison and switching service for businesses.
- Ready to switch for businesses - cheaper gas and electricity for small and medium enterprises