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Thursday 2 May 2013



Time is running out for those who have registered their interest in getting a better deal on their gas and electricity bills.

People who signed up to the Council’s Collective Energy Switching campaign now need to respond to their ‘offer’ before the fast-approaching deadline of May 20, 2013.

People are reminded to look out for their personalised offer by email or by post. Online registrants will need to click the ‘confirm’ button in their email. Offline registrants will need to complete an acceptance form and return by post in the pre-paid envelope.

More than 4,000 people took part in the hugely successful reverse auction on April 9, 2013. The winning providers were Sainsbury Energy, Scottish Power and British Gas.

More than 70 per cent of people received significant savings, averaging £111 per year. The highest average saving was on a ‘dual fuel online tariff’ and was £139 per year. Many residents had already switched or were happy with their current tariff.

Councillor Jamie Macrae, Cabinet member in charge of prosperity and economic regeneration, said: “It is extremely important that people now turn their initial interest into a firm offer by responding to their letter offer or email offer.

“The deadline of May 20 is closing in fast, and we need people who have received an offer they’re happy with, to accept it so that the Council can handle the switch for them and start saving them money.

“It’s been a very worthwhile campaign - The slogan ‘Get Together, Save Together’ really tapped in to a feeling of people power, reaching more than 2,000 vulnerable people.”

Anyone with any questions about their offer should email: or alternatively call 0800 048 8285 (Mon to Fri, 8.00am until 5.30pm) For more general information about the Collective Energy Switching campaign log on to:

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