December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Big Switch and Save energy bill scheme is opening in Norwich again this week
Norwich City Council is running the scheme for a third time, aiming to give people the opportunity to save money on their gas and electricity bills.
The collective switching scheme has seen 73pc of the 4,478 local residents who registered in previous rounds offered a saving.
The average saving per household was around £164 for a year with one household saving a as much as £501.
The city council say the Norwich scheme has delivered at least £35,000 worth of savings so far.
A new round of Big Switch and Save launches tomorrow, giving city residents until Tuesday, October 15 to decide whether to take part or not.
After the free registration period has closed, a one-day auction will take place where switching specialist iChoosr will negotiate a deal for the Norwich group.
Applicants are then informed how much they could save and decide whether to accept the offer.
The scheme is open to households with prepaid meters.
The city council particularly hopes the 17pc of Norwich residents suffering from fuel poverty wlll apply, which means they spend 10pc or more of their income on fuel bills.
Councillor Mike Stonard, cabinet member for environmental strategy, said: “Norwich’s Big Switch and Save has proved a real success and I’m very pleased it’s back.”
“We’ve all heard recently how energy prices are on the rise and this scheme can offer real savings. All you do is sign up and we do the rest and you just reap the benefits of saving money on your bills.”