Breckland Council is urging households to join a collective switching scheme which can save money on their gas and electricity bills. The scheme launched on 1 March and so far nearly 1500 households across Norfolk have signed up.
The idea behind the scheme is that residents sign up via Breckland Council, and then their partner organisation IChoosr will carry out an auction to determine the cheapest energy prices.
The more people that register, the greater the purchasing power to negotiate lower energy bills. Residents have until 8 April to register their interest, and could save as much as £200 a year on their energy bills.
After the auction, the cheapest energy company will give you a no obligation quote to provide your energy for the next 12 months. You can then choose to either accept or decline the offer. If you choose to accept, the switch will be arranged for you. If you choose to decline you don't need to do anything.
Cllr William Nunn, Leader of Breckland Council said: "In the current economic climate everyone is looking for ways to save money and this is a great opportunity to do just that.
"The scheme is not just for Breckland residents; it is open to residents across the county and I encourage as many people as possible to sign up."
The easiest way to register is to visit www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk or you can phone Breckland Council on 01362 656870. You will need your most recent gas and/or electricity bill to hand. The deadline to register to save on your energy bills is 8 April.
The Council website also has more information about the scheme including an animated video showing you how to complete the registration form. Visit www.breckland.gov.uk and click on Switch and save.