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Householders who signed up for Wyre Forest District Council’s Big Energy Switch scheme and have found they could save money by switching,  look set to save an average of £230 on their fuel bill.

The collective energy switching scheme was organised by the council and a company called iChoosr. It was launched in April and brought residents together to use group buying power to get an exclusive deal from energy suppliers. 

There were more than 200 households who registered in the district and combined with similar initiatives around the UK, there was a collective of more than 55,000 households. Those residents who registered their interest have now been given a personalised offer showing how much they could save by switching. 

Wyre Forest resident Sharon Howard, registered for the scheme.  She said:

‘I took part in the Big Energy Switch – we hadn’t switched tariffs for a while so I thought it would be good to see if we could make a saving. I was pleased to find that we could save an estimated £252 a year with the winning supplier and have decided to switch through this scheme. The whole process has been easy and straightforward and I’d encourage others to have a look to see if they too can save by switching.’

The good news is if you live in the district and would like to take part, there is still time.  Residents can sign up via the website.  Online applications close on Tuesday 11 July.  Wyre Forest District Council can support people with applications not made on the website until Tuesday 27 June.

Councillor Chris Rogers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Well-being said:

“The aim of the Big Energy Switch was to give residents the chance to get a really good energy deal and make it easy for them to switch if they wish to. We are delighted that so many people look set to benefit from the scheme.  There’s still time to find out if you can benefit, so we would encourage people to register before the closing date on Tuesday 11 July.“

Those who register for the scheme can consider the offer before deciding whether or not to switch suppliers and there is no charge to join the scheme.


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