Big Switch and Save
The borough council is once again teaming up with other local authorities in Norfolk and ichoosr to offer residents the chance to save money on their energy bills.
The Big Switch and Save is a collective switching scheme. It invites residents to sign up to take part in a ‘reverse auction’ where energy suppliers compete to offer tariffs to residents who are considering changing their energy supplier. Residents who are offered a better tariff than their current rate can then switch suppliers through the scheme and save money on their gas and electricity bills. By grouping households together it is possible to negotiate much lower energy tariffs than an individual switching supplier on their own.
It is simple to take part, free of charge and no commitment is required; if the registrant is not happy with the new tariff they simply continue with their current supplier. Personal details are not passed on to energy companies until the new tariff is accepted by the customer.
Registration is quick and easy. You will need to have details of how much gas and electricity you currently use. This can be found on your annual statement from your energy supplier or on your energy bills.
People can register online at www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk. To register online you will need an email address. Up to five households can register from the same email address, so if you don’t have email yourself you can ask a friend or family member to register from their email address. For help registering online call 0800 0488 285.
Alternatively, if you don’t have an email address but would like to register to take part please call 01553 616200 or call into our King’s Lynn office (King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE301EX) and one if our advisers will be happy to help.
The ‘auction’, where energy companies are invited to put forward their tariffs will take place on 19 November. Telephone applications will be accepted until the 15 November and online applications can be made up until 18 November.
The last auction, held in April this year, saw over 160,000 households, nationwide, get involved and those who switched saved an average of £139, so it is worth taking a few minutes to see if you could save money too.
The Big Switch and Save scheme only covers gas and electricity. However, the website also contains information about fuel oil collective buying schemes.
To register or to find out more about the scheme visit:
Last updated: 19 November 2013