Switch on to Cheaper Energy

Cambridgeshire residents are being given the chance to cut their energy bills with the launch of the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme. The scheme, which is being supported by Cambridgeshire County Council, uses the collective bargaining power of residents to bid for better prices for electricity and gas to save you money.

From this week residents can sign up via www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/switch – the deadline for joining this first switch for 2014 is 18th February when energy suppliers are given an opportunity to offer this group of residents a deal to provide their electricity and gas. The more who sign up the better. There is no obligation to accept an offer from companies and the service is free of charge.

The aim of the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme is to save money on energy bills at a time of rising prices. All residents on both credit and pre-payment meters qualify to join the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch.

Anyone wishing to sign up or find out more should log onto www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/switch If people do not have access to the internet they can use one of the computers in their local library or contact Cambridgeshire County Council via emma.middleton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Mathew Shuter, Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Skills, said:

Cambridgeshire County Council wants to do its bit to help people get the best energy deal and make their money go farther. By using the combined buying power of our residents we can help get deals that will save people money. The scheme is free and there is no obligation to accept an offer. We hope as many people as possible will sign up and see if they can save money on their bills.


3 comments on “Switch on to Cheaper Energy

  1. I have attempted to register but cannot do so without clicking on to a statement that I have read the terms and conditions; I cannot find the terms and conditions. Please advise.

  2. Clicking on the text “Terms and Conditions” opens a pdf of the applicable terms. Similarly clicking on the text “Privacy Policy” opens that up.

  3. I’m interested in finding out what this scheme can offer me but I do not want to reveal the current contract basis of my supplies. Why tell a supplier what price they have to beat? But the system insists on a price contract being selected so I ended up just choosing one from the list. There should be a “Not known” option which would cover the “I’m not telling you” scenario.

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