Big switch offers cheaper fuel bills

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Big switch offers cheaper fuel bills

Residents in Rother have the chance to save money on their fuel bills in the latest round of a collective bargaining scheme.

The Big Community Switch, supported by Rother District Council, sees energy firms bidding for the right to offer their deal to people who express an interest in the scheme.

Residents are then told how much money they can save and, if they choose to accept the deal offered, the switching process is taken care of for them.

Cllr Carl Maynard, Rother District Council leader, said: "As the winter weather bites, so does the cost of heating the home.

"The benefit of collective bargaining is that energy firms compete against each other to offer the cheapest deal, meaning people can save money on their gas and electricity bills.

"Registering is a no-obligation process which takes less than five minutes, and if people choose to accept the deal offered, the hassle of switching is taken care of for them."

People registering online are asked for their name, address, contact details, current supplier, tariff and energy consumption - information which can be found on their latest fuel bill.

The closing date to register is Monday, February 12 2018 and the scheme organiser, iChoosr, will hold the auction on the following day.

Residents will have until March 27 2018 to decide whether to accept. Their details will not be shared with the chosen energy provider unless they choose to accept the deal.

People can register online at http://bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com or by calling the free helpling on 0800 048 8285.

Published on Friday, February 2 2018

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