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Make the switch and save on energy bills this spring

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Dudley borough residents could save money on their energy bills this year by taking part in Dudley Council’s energy saving Big Switch scheme.

The council-run 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. Suggestions are that the energy prices will continue to rise throughout this year, so it’s well worth getting the very best deal possible.

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 10 February 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.

Cllr Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, said:

With us all feeling the January pinch and having a few months of the winter left, now’s the prefect time to consider registering for Dudley’s Big Switch.
It’s simple to register, clear instructions are provided and if you decide to change supplier, the switching is all handled for you. The deals offered through the scheme are market leading and there is nothing to lose. The Big Switch is just one of the ways we help our residents to keep affordably warm at home.

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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