This month, Buckinghamshire County Council will again be working with the four District Councils, to invite residents to see if they can make savings on their energy bills through the Government’s Collective Switching Scheme and we need your help to spread the message.
It is a national scheme, which will join our residents, families and friends with other people from around the country in a large pool and then invite energy suppliers to bid in an auction to provide energy to this pool of people at a preferential lower rate. Once the supplier has been confirmed they will write to everyone with a personalised quote. There is no obligation to switch.
In the last round of auctions, that took place in November 2015:
- 100 percent of people who registered in Buckinghamshire were able to make a saving
- The average savings in the county have been around £295 per year – higher than the national average.
We have a website www.buckscc.gov.uk/switchedon where people can find out more and also register their interest.
We really need everyone’s help getting the message out to people. I would be grateful if you could pass this email on to residents in your area, spread the message via your social media accounts, or use any other communication channel you feel is suitable ahead of the deadline at the end of this month.
The deadline is 1st February 2016 and the auction for suppliers will take place on 2nd February. Please note that residents will need their existing energy bill(s) to complete your registration.
Resource Strategy Officer
Transport, Economy & Environment
Buckinghamshire County Council
7th Floor, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UA
Tel No. 01296 382243
Mobile No. 07710 146879