Gloucestershire County Council urging people to band together to get cheaper fuel bills
3:00pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
RISING energy costs have prompted Gloucestershire County Council into action to help those facing a tougher winter.
With temperatures expected to drop over the coming weeks, the local authority has re-launched the Big Community Switch to help people get cheaper gas and electricity by working together.
The Big Community Switch is bulk buying. If a large number of people want to change supplier together they are likely to get a better deal than just one person shopping around and switching on their own.
The more households that register their interest in switching, the more attractive it becomes for an energy supplier to offer a competitive price and the more likely consumers are to achieve significant savings.
Residents need to register their interest with the Big Community Switch in the next few weeks. You can do this either online at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bigcommunityswitch or by phoning 01452 425757.
People only need to provide basic information at this stage including name, address, contact details, an indication of their energy consumption and whether they wish to consider switching for both gas and electricity or electricity only.
The council advises that it is a good idea to have a recent bill to hand as it makes registering easier.
Residents who have registered their interest will receive a personalised energy offer during late October or early November. There is no obligation to switch supplier.
The deadline is Tuesday, October 15.
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