Energy bills slashed

An energy saving scheme has seen local residents save more than £76,000 on their bills

Over 4,600 people from across the region, joined together in a bid to get a better deal through the Liverpool City region Collective Switching Scheme

And during the two week switching period, 699 residents switched to a cheaper tariff. Those who switched have benefitted from an average saving of £110 a year.

Two people saved over £1,000 and five others saved over £500.

In total the  collective switch saved local residents £76,435 on their energy bills.

Scheme switching partner, energyhelpline successfully negotiated several different offers from energy suppliers. Scottish Power, Npower, The Co-operative Energy and Good Energy all made offers, with up to £50 cashback against their energy tariffs.

The offers included a variable tariff; fixed tariffs, quarterly billing, and an offer for customers with prepayment meters. These special offers were available for a limited period from 3rd June to 14th June 2013.  

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who leads on low carbon issues for the City Region, said: “It’s great that we’ve been able to put so much money back into the pockets of local residents. It shows that by working together in this way, we can make a difference. Those who didn’t register for the collective switch have not missed out. We’re going to run another collective switch later in the year and we hope even more people will get involved and see how much they could save on their energy bills.”

Organisers, Energy Projects Plus, along with partners Halton Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council and Wirral Council are planning another collective switch, due to take place in early Autumn.

Those interested in taking part in the next Liverpool City Region Collective Switch can register their details on http://www.lcrenergyswitch.co.uk/ or call Energy Projects Plus on freephone 0800 043 0151.