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Lincolnshire residents can save on energy bills with collective switch scheme

The scheme which offers energy savings to Lincolnshire households using collective switching is open for registrations again, and residents have until October 13 to sign up.

The Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme, which is open to businesses and homes, has previously seen 4,700 households register to get better gas and electricity rates.

Once households have registered their interest, the energy suppliers will be invited to compete with their best offers.

In the most recent auction, held in June, the average saving per household to take up their offer was £234.

To register for the next scheme, submit your details online, call 01529 301990 (9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or visit Lincoln City Hall.

The scheme is free to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier’s tariff offer.

Councillor Rosie Kirk, City of Lincoln Council’s Portfolio Holder for Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion, said: “Collective switching schemes have been successful in saving households money on their energy bills.

“People want help to find a good deal on their energy bills and are comfortable seeking this help in a scheme promoted by their local council. Many who find the switching process baffling end up doing nothing and paying more than they need to.

“Collective switching offers a straightforward solution. The more people who register, the more interested the suppliers are in winning them as customers and so the better the deal they offer.

“Once offered a deal, you can choose whether to take it or not. It’s simple, but you have to register to have a chance to take up the saving so register today and tell your friends, family and neighbours to register too.”