Liverpool City Region Collective Switch

Switch and Save in time for Winter

The second round of the City Region Collective Switch launched earlier this month. All Wirral residents are invited to join to see how much they could save on their energy bills before the winter cold.

Organised by Wirral-based charity, Energy Projects Plus, together with Wirral Council, Halton Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool City Council and Sefton Council, the scheme aims to reduce people’s energy bills by using collective buying power to negotiate cheaper tariffs from energy suppliers.

Anyone can join the City Region Collective Switch, regardless of current supplier or payment methods. Those who have never switched their energy supplier or who haven’t switched in the last 12 months, are likely to benefit most from the collective switch.

The first ever City Region Collective Switch took place in June. Over 4,600 people joined the switch. Those who switched have benefitted from an average saving of £110 a year. In total the City Region Collective Switch saved local residents £76,435 on their energy bills.

The biggest savings from the last collective switch were in Wirral, with two residents saving over £1,000 per year on their energy bills.

This collective switch aims to be even bigger and better, and it is hoped that many more residents will get involved. By registering to join the switch, householders will help give weight to the scheme by increasing its bulk buying power. They also need to register in order to receive information about, and benefit from, the tariffs that have been negotiated through the collective switch.

Those interested in taking part in the next City Region Collective Switch can register their details on www.LCRenergyswitch.co.uk or call Energy Projects Plus on freephone 0800 043 0151.