Switching to a better deal

23 January 2017

Five minutes is all it takes to check if you could be paying a lot less for Gas and electricity.

‘Ready to Switch?’ is the collective energy switching scheme run by Cheshire West and Chester Council on a quarterly basis and it is now taking registrations for the February switch (register before midnight on Monday 13 February).

The scheme is available for both credit and prepayment meters, it is free to register and residents are under no obligation to switch suppliers if the tariff offered doesn’t better their current one.

Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “Many people are still on standard variable tariffs, which means paying more for gas and electricity than necessary.

“If you haven’t switched supplier for a while, why not register to see if you can make a saving? Over 70 per cent of residents registering for the last round were able to make a saving.

“The Ready to Switch scheme has been an enormous success so far, with hundreds of households across West Cheshire benefiting from lower energy bills.  There’s nothing to lose as there is no obligation to switch”.  All households registering will receive a personal offer by email or letter, from Monday 27 February onwards.  The deadline for accepting an offer is Tuesday 28 March.  If you do decide to switch the whole process will be taken care of on your behalf. 

Registration just requires contact details and details of your annual energy consumption at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/readytoswitch the website also includes information on how the scheme works and frequently asked questions. If you don’t have access to the internet telephone: 01244 977262. 

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