Team up to save cash on fuel bills

Rutherglen Reformer - - Chef’s Corner -

It’s es­ti­mated 70 per cent of us are pay­ing the most ex­pen­sive energy tar­rifs - and mainly be­cause the thought of switch­ing seems too much like hard work.

Ear­lier this year the Com­pe­ti­tion and Mar­ket­ing Au­thor­ity said be­tween 40 and 50 per cent of elec­tric­ity cus­tomers have been with the same sup­plier for more than 10 years, in many cases be­cause they are un­aware of the bet­ter rates on of­fer and how to take ad­van­tage of them.

Now a new ser­vice avail­able to our read­ers could save house­holds up to £200 a year through a new col­lec­tive model that draws strength from num­bers.

iChoosr have been op­er­at­ing group buy­ing schemes in parts of the UK since 2012, help­ing more than 77,500 house­holds re­duce their energy bills with a col­lec­tive sav­ing of over £15mil­lion.

The idea is a sim­ple but ef­fec­tive one – energy cus­tomers register their in­ter­est in switch­ing and an­swer a few ques­tions about their cur­rent sit­u­a­tion.

iChoosr then carry out an auc­tion in which energy sup­pli­ers com­pete with their best rates for new cus­tomers.

Those who reg­is­tered are then no­ti­fied of the best tar­iff and how much they stand to save by mov­ing – it’s then up to the cus­tomer to de­cide whether they want to switch or not.

The col­lec­tive model takes the has­sle fac­tor out of switch­ing by mak­ing the process a sim­ple one.

To register go to www. dai­lyrecord.co.uk/switched-on

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