More than 200 Wyre Forest households have registered to switch energy suppliers as part of a hassle-free, money-saving scheme being organised by Wyre Forest District Council.

An impressive 96% of all those who have registered for the latest Wyre Forest Big Energy Switch, will spend less on energy bills, with the average saving of  £311 per household, over double the average savings achieved in the last round.

The scheme uses collective bargaining power to get a better deal with a competitive process taking place to negotiate with energy companies. Those who have registered their interest will be given a personalised offer showing how much they could save by switching.

Registration is free and people only need their most recent energy bill to sign up with no obligation to switch. There’s still time to register but this latest scheme will close on Tuesday 24 March.

The amount of money that can be saved will vary depending on individual factors such as the current tariff, payment method, consumption and the winning bid. There is no guarantee that an offer will be the cheapest but the model aims to ensure the majority of participants are offered lower annual energy bills than they are currently paying or are available at the time of the offer.

Councillor Nicky Martin, Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said:  “We are so happy so many people have registered for the Wyre Forest Big Energy Switch again. It’s a great way to see if you could save money on your energy bills by switching supplier. Registration is free and most people get a good deal from energy suppliers. We’re delighted that this time round the winning suppliers can all provide 100% renewable electricity, so their electricity will be powered by sustainable methods that will not harm the planet.

Once registered you will receive an offer from the winning supplier. Householders have until Tuesday 24 March to formally accept the offer so the switch can go ahead.

Councillor Martin added: “One of the key benefits of this scheme is that if people do decide to sign up,  the entire switch is taken care of for them - the new supplier will co-ordinate the switch with the householder’s existing supplier and the process is also overseen by ichoosr to ensure all goes smoothly. It really is hassle-free.”

For more information visit the www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/BigEnergySwitch or call the Big Community Switch 0800 048 8285.

ichoosr has a free helpline for queries - please call them on 0800 048 8285 or use their online contact form.