Spring scheme set to spark savings

After residents saved hundreds of pounds previously, North Tyneside Council is once again promoting a ‘collective energy switching scheme’.

From this week, residents can sign up to the scheme, free of charge, which brings people together to negotiate the most competitive deal for their fuel bills.

Run by national switching company, iChoosr, the initiative brings customers together to negotiate a better deal for their energy bills.

The council is promoting the scheme after considerable savings - an average of £208 per year - were made for residents when it was run in the borough last year.

Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member for the Environment, said: “Collective energy has consistently provided outstanding savings for our residents and I’m delighted that we will be promoting this once again.

“This is part of our commitment to help households reduce their electricity bills and I’d encourage as many people as possible to sign up and see what they could save.”

Registration is now open and closes a day before the auction, on May 16.

Residents can sign up online by searching ‘energy’ at www.northtyneside.gov.uk, or by using the public facilities at any North Tyneside Customer First Centre.

For more information, or assistance registering, please call 0345 200 101.