PEOPLE living in social housing are set to be offered cheaper energy.
Peaks and Plains Housing Trust has signed up to support Fairerpower, a gas and electricity supplier launched by Cheshire East Council and OVO Energy in March.
More than 1,800 people have switched to Fairerpower, which offers the cheapest prepayment tariff in the UK – potentially saving a total of £414,000 per year.
The 5,000 householders covered by Peaks and Plains could also benefit from the supplier’s pay-as-yougo tariff, saving £108 a year.
Tim Pinder, chief executive of Peaks and Plains, said: “We applaud Cheshire East’s ambitions to reduce fuel poverty and if Fairerpower can reduce fuel bills for many of our hardpressed tenants, that frees up more of their household budgets to be spent elsewhere.”
POLICE are issuing a warning to users of Facebook across Cheshire regarding a blackmail scam.
It comes after an image of a Facebook user was doctored and sent to their employer’s Facebook page.
This image was changed so it appeared that the victim was engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child. The victim then received a message demanding £7,500 to stop the image going viral. Police are advising people not to befriend people they don’t know on Facebook and report criminal activity to police on 101.