Residents and businesses in Lincoln are being encouraged to take advantage of a scheme that could save them money on their energy bills.
Switch your gas and electric supplier with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme and you could save money toward your summer plans.
Energy bills might be banished to the back of minds as the weather improves but this is an ideal time to register and potentially save hundreds of pounds for the months ahead.
In Lincoln, statistics show nearly 12 per cent of households live in fuel poverty, which means people can’t afford to keep adequately warm, or are forced to make a choice between paying for food or for heating.
James Wilkinson, Principal Policy Officer at the city council, said: “Rising fuel costs in recent years have affected a huge number of households and we know keeping on top of fuel bills is a challenge for many people living in the city. We’re keen to support the energy switch scheme to help residents reduce their monthly outgoings.
“This is a collective switching scheme, which means because more people are switching together, energy suppliers can offer better rates. We’d encourage everyone to sign up to see if they could save. It only takes a few minutes and there’s no obligation to switch.”
It is easy to register - all you need is a recent gas or electricity bill showing your current tariff and your energy consumption.
Then visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/switch to register or, if you don’t have internet access, a friend or family member can do this on your behalf. Alternatively you can call the free phone number 0800 048 8439. The registration number is open 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Once households have registered their interest, the energy suppliers will be invited to compete with their best offers.
The scheme is free for households to join and there is no obligation to take up the winning supplier’s tariff offer.
All can register, whether you rent your home or own it, whether you are on dual fuel, electric only, pay monthly or quarterly or have a prepayment meter.
The deadline is Monday May 16 2016, so register today and don’t miss out on potential savings.
The scheme is organised by Lincolnshire County Council, South Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council, East Lindsey District Council, North Kesteven District Council, Lincoln City Council and administered by the UK’s leading collective switching expert, iChoosr Ltd