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Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council

Serving the people of Bagworth, Merry Lees & Thornton

Clerk: Ms Ann Murray
Bagworth Community Centre
Station Road, Bagworth
Coalville LE67 1BH

Tel: 07580 574093

Energy Switching Scheme

Posted: Tue, 16 May 2017 11:03 by Ann Murray

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR

PRESS RELEASE

Residents urged to join energy switching scheme

RESIDENTS in Hinckley & Bosworth could get a better deal from their energy provider by taking part in the latest round of the Borough Council's energy switching scheme.

They can sign up for free, with no obligation, to tell the council they are interested in switching suppliers to save money. Businesses currently on a domestic tariff are also eligible to sign up.

Since the scheme started more than 500 people have switched suppliers saving an average of £270 a year.

Those who are already part of the scheme but whose deal is reaching the end of its term, will need to re-register.

On 23 May, iChoosr (the company which has been selected to facilitate the switching process) will run an auction asking energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of everyone who signs up.

After 2 June, iChoosr will contact everyone who has signed up individually with an offer of an energy tariff based on their usage. This will outline how much they will save by switching to the winning energy provider. Residents then choose whether or not to sign up to the new supplier.

There is no obligation to change if residents choose not to, but they have a few weeks to accept the offer. They will then be contacted by the new supplier to arrange switching.

The scheme will take care of the switching process and there will be no interruption of the gas and electricity supply at any time.

Even those on a pre-payment meter can sign up to the scheme, provided they are not in more than £500 of debt to their current supplier.

Those interested in registering an interest should visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/switchandsave.

Alternatively, those who do not have access to the internet, can call 01455 255988 to register their interest.

For more information visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk or call 01455 255988.

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