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A better deal with energy bills
11:30am Friday 11th January 2013 in News
WITH some energy firms announcing further price rises in 2013, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) wants to help people get a better deal.
The county council is concerned about the impact of rising prices on residents, particularly older people and those living in fuel poverty, and has come up with a way to help.
This week GCC is launching the Collective Energy Switch to help people get cheaper gas and electricity by working together.
Collective Energy Switching is bulk buying – if a large number of people want to change supplier together they are likely to get a better deal than just one person shopping around and switching on their own.
The more households that register their interest in switching, the more attractive it becomes for an energy supplier to offer a competitive price and the more likely consumers are to achieve significant savings.
Residents need to register their interest with the council in the next couple of weeks, either online at gloucestershire.gov.uk/ fairenergy by calling the council on 01452 425757.
Sign-up events are also taking place in libraries in Winchcombe on Tuesday, January 22, from 10am to 12.30pm, Stow on Thursday, January 24, from 10am to 1pm and Moreton from 2pm to 5pm on the same day.