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Dudley's leader planning a big switch to show how to save cash
9:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Local
DUDLEY Council's leader is planning a big switch which he says could help people get their fuel costs down.
Cllr David Sparks has registered on Dudley’s big switch, a scheme which could secure discounted tariffs from energy providers if enough people sign up.
The council launched the big switch last month as part of a national collective energy switching scheme, where councils across the country go to auction to see which energy company will offer the best tariff for their residents.
The more people that register on the scheme, the greater the opportunity for a better deal from the energy providers.
The scheme is free to join but there is no obligation to switch if people are not in line for a saving.
Cllr Sparks said: “I am resident of Dudley borough and it’s in my best interest along with every other resident in the borough to register on this scheme as the more of us that register, the greater the saving could be. Therefore the decision to register on this scheme was an easy one for me. I would urge everyone to register and see what saving they could make on their ever increasing fuel bills.”
Dudley Council launched a pilot scheme earlier in the year and went to auction in June. As a result, the highest potential saving was for dual fuel monthly direct debits (online) of £100 per year.
The next auction will take place on Wednesday October 16; people need to register by October 15 at the latest.
People can register online at www.dudley.gov.uk or by visiting or calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345. People need to have details of their energy usage (latest energy bill) to hand in order to complete the registration process.
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