Ealing Council is once again offering to help residents get a better deal on their energy bills by switching provider and saving money. Since 2013, local people have saved £367,639 on their fuel bills thanks to the Big London Energy Switch (BLES).
This switching scheme, run by the council’s partner iChoosr, brings people together to use their collective buying power to secure better deals on fuel bills. It takes the hassle out of searching for a cheaper fuel supplier, registering your interest is simple and there is no obligation to switch.
Anyone who pays a bill can participate, including tenants and residents on pre-pay meters.
How does the scheme work?
The scheme aims to help residents find a good deal and an easy way to switch with a five-step process:
- You sign up for free and with no obligation at biglondonenergyswitch.co.uk/ealing
- The energy supplier with the best deal will be determined during an auction on February 2020
- You will receive an email from 24 February 2020 onward with an offer, based on your usage and the best deal from the auction
- You will have time to decide whether you accept the offer on your personal overview before Tuesday, 24 March 2020
- You will receive support and guidance throughout the registration and switching process.
In the last auction more than 300 Ealing residents registered their interest in the scheme and the average saving was £153.
The next auction will take place on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, when energy suppliers will compete to offer people the cheapest tariffs available. You can register your interest from 3 December 2019. Everyone who registers will be contacted with a personal offer and can then decide whether to switch or stay with their current supplier.
Everyone who registers will be contacted with a personal offer and can then decide whether to switch or stay with their current supplier.
Lucy Taylor, the council’s director of regeneration and planning, said: “Since the first auction in 2013, nearly 10,000 Ealing residents registered their interest for the scheme, and the ones who have switched provider have achieved an average saving of £241 on their fuel bills.
“The energy switch scheme is the ideal opportunity for people to compare tariffs and make informed choices. We encourage residents to register before the next auction, so they can get a better deal and, potentially, lower bills.”
No access to internet or email?
You can register up to five households on the same email address. Why not help a neighbour or friend who does not have access to the internet or email, but wants to participate?
Find out more at biglondonenergyswitch.co.uk