Op­por­tu­nity to cut cost of power bills in the new year

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Special Report -

Res­i­dents can save cash on their bills by sign­ing up to a new scheme.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil is run­ning its ‘ Ready to Switch’ cam­paign through Jan­uary, which can save house­hold­ers up to £ 200 a year.

Th­eschemeuses­the­com­bined buy­ing power of res­i­dents to ne­go­ti­ate cheaper prices with en­ergy com­pa­nies. House­holds switch en­ergy provider as a group at the same time - and ev­ery­one saves on their own bill.

Coun­cil­lor Nigel North, cab­i­net ad­viser to the leader of Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil onEn­vi­ron­men­tCap­i­tal, said: “Th­es­tart of the year is a time when peo­ple may be look­ing to save money, es­pe­cially af­ter­spendin­ga­great­dealinthe runup­toChrist­mas. Withen­er­gyprices­ris­ing, agood­place to start might be look­ing at what you pay for the en­ergy you use in your home. Sign­ing up to the Ready to Switch scheme could save res­i­dents be­tween £ 60 and £ 200 a year so it’s worth see­ing what it’s pos­si­ble to save. Once you re­ceive your of­fer let­ter there is ab­so­lutely no obli­ga­tion to ac­cept it so you have noth­ing to lose.

“So far more than 14,000 peo­ple have signed up to the en­ergy scheme. That fig­ure is go­ing up by the hour which is great as the more peo­ple that sign up, the big­ger the po­ten­tial sav­ings.”

For more i nfor­ma­tion about the sceme, visit www. ready­toswitch. co. uk

To sign up, pro­vide your con­tact de­tails, the name of your sup­plier and de­tails of your cur­rent en­ergy us­age and tar­iff.

You can also get more in­for­ma­tion about the sceme by­call­ing the coun­cil on01733 747474

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