More details of how Norwich City Council hopes to help ease ‘fuel poverty’ for as many as 10,000 households have been revealed.

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The Norwich Big Switch and Save scheme was launched at City Hall this morning, where it was claimed the scheme could help to prevent as much as £10m leaving the Norwich economy every year.

City council leader Brenda Arthur and fellow Labour councillor Bert Bremner - both members of the city council’s contracts working party - gave further information about the project yesterday, which was announced in mid-September.

The council is working with a company called iChoosr, which has been involved with over one million people switching providers in Holland and Belgium.

Mrs Arthur said: “This is something we can do right now for the people of Norwich. Everyone should sign up and save money.

“We’ve all heard recently how energy prices are on the rise and this scheme can offer real savings without all the complexity and effort of trying to switch on your own.

“All you do is sign up and we do all the rest and leave you to reap the benefits of saving money on your bills.”

- For full details about the scheme and how the city council believes it could save households as much as £200 per year, see tomorrow’s newspaper.

9 comments

  • @nrg.Some people seem to enjoy shooting themselves in the foot-carry on paying extra than you need to.Even simpleser.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • My 2nd comment was deemed offensive??? sticking up for those poor paid sub-contract council workers on minimum pay?? how about the fuel poverty bods trapped on pre-payment meters??? nuLabour, the self licking lollipop party...sez it all!!!

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    nrg

    Monday, October 22, 2012

  • Peter Watson, "whats not to like"...simples, Norwich City Council are making £10 plus for every sheeple who signs up, the euro outfit are coining in around another £40 per mug...effortless money was how they described it via translation from their website.....Most bods with a single brain cell can easily move around for a better price, only gullible sheeple or nuLabour luvvies would give NCC anymore cash than they deserve!!!

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    nrg

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Another Mickey Mouse scheme from the political pygmies that lurk in City Hall! Another half baked idea from the intellectual eunuchs whose real contribution to the community would be if they all resigned,thus saving council taxpayers from subsidising their overgenerous pension schemes! Bet your bottom dollar they are making a profit from all this,which of course they will squander on another hairbrained project!

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Monday, October 22, 2012

  • I have just registered online.The process is simple but you need your annual energy usage of gas and electricity and details of your current supplier.There is nothing to lose and you can always stick to your current scheme.What is not to like about saving money off your fuel bills?

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • quick look at the NCC site, 89 sighed up, only another 9,900 more sheeple needed.

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    nrg

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

  • Is there any financial incentive for the council to get involved in this scheme??? we should be told if there is!!!

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    nrg

    Monday, October 22, 2012

  • So lets see the figures as more outside companies take over public services

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    No to tory boy

    Monday, October 22, 2012

  • Quick google and the council will make make money from this scheme.... Unlike previous schemes, participating authorities will retain all fees raised by residents switching to cheaper tariffs.....nuff said!!!

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    nrg

    Monday, October 22, 2012

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