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Energy switch in time for winter

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Residents could save on their winter fuel bills if they take part in the latest round of Dudley Council’s energy saving Big Switch scheme.

The Big Switch has been running for several years and growing in popularity as a result of the great savings that can be made on home gas and electricity bills.

Energy bill savings of up to £500 a year are typically made when registering for the Big Switch and market leading deals are on offer, not available elsewhere.

With gas and electricity bills on the rise and research indicating that people are reluctant to switch because they find it too confusing, the Big Switch is the perfect solution.

Part of a national government initiative, the Big Switch scheme sees councils coming together and taking part in a collective energy switching auction. By joining together, they are able to get the very best energy deals through the power of bulk buying.

Households on a standard variable tariff are likely to see significant savings through the Big Switch.

To register with Dudley’s Big Switch, visit the council’s website. Alternatively, people can register simply and easily by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345, they will then be guided through the simple process. They will need to have their current tariff details and fuel usage (shown on their most recent bill) to hand.

This auction will run until October 6 and then people will have the option of switching energy supplier to the company offering the very best deal. There is however no obligation to switch.

Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing and community services, said:

With many more of us working from home as we head towards the Winter months, it’s a really good time to consider switching energy supplier and making sure we’re getting the best price for our increased energy consumption.
We know people can really benefit from this scheme so I’d urge people to get signed up and start saving.

The Big Switch is open to all householders, including people living in rented accommodation, those with a prepayment meter and people with a fuel debt of up to £500 or less.

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