Over 10,000 Merseyside households have taken part so far, and over £600,000 has been saved collectively by those who switched.
Following the most successful collective switch yet, a fifth round has been launched for Merseyside. Sefton residents are invited to be a part of it, and see how much they could save on their energy bills.
The Switch Together, Save Together scheme is organised by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, alongside the six Merseyside local authorities and Viridis.
The last Merseyside Collective Switch saved Sefton residents over £28,000 with an average saving of £272 per household.
Collective switching works by asking people to register their interest then uses collective buying power to negotiate an exclusive tariff from energy suppliers. The exclusive tariff is only available to those who register for the collective switch. Previous rounds of the switch have attracted exclusive offers from both the large and smaller suppliers.
In addition to the Collective Switch offer, participants are welcome to switch to any tariff on the market to find the deal that’s right for them, with tariffs shown against each other for comparison.
The scheme aims to make it easier and safer to switch supplier, and advisors are on hand to offer free and impartial help every step of the way.
Mr Matthew Scilly from Southport took part in the collective switch and saved £443 a year on his energy bills. He said: “I found it really quick and easy to switch through the Merseyside Collective Switch. I was provided with clear information and support every step of the way and I am delighted to be saving so much on my energy bills”.
Residents are invited to register their interest in the collective switch in order to receive information about the exclusive tariffs. Registration opens on 7 September, it’s free to join, and there is no obligation to switch once the offers are released.
Peter Owen, Chief Executive of Energy Projects Plus said “As we approach the colder months, and our energy use increases, now is a great time to check if we are on the tariff best for us. The Collective Switch has been created to make checking as simple and straightforward as possible, with support available at all stages. I would encourage everyone to join in and see how much they could save.”
To join the Merseyside Collective Switch simply register online at www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where free and impartial help and advice about saving energy at home is also available.
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