Cambridgeshire: Council Energy Switch Scheme

15 February 2014, 07:38 | Updated: 15 February 2014, 07:43

There's a final reminder about signing up to a potential way to cut energy bills from Cambridgeshire County Council.

The council's asking people to register by Tuesday to join together, to bid for better gas and electricity prices.

It is part of a so-called 'Collective Energy Switching Scheme'.

The deadline for joining this first switch for 2014 is February 18 when energy suppliers are given an opportunity to offer this collective group of residents a deal to provide their electricity and gas. 

According to the Council, the more residents sign up the better. 

The authority says there is no obligation to accept an offer from companies and the service is free of charge.

A Council statement reads: "The aim of the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch scheme is to save residents money on their energy bills at a time of rising prices. 

Residents across the County may not be enjoying the lowest tariff. 

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 the Cambridgeshire County Council website."

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 by February 18 and see if they can save money on their bills."

A similar project run by Peterborough City Council has been running for some time.