Time running out to save on energy bills

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Energy news

As temperatures begin to drop households and businesses are being urged to take up the chance to save on energy bills before time runs out.

The Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme has already helped thousands of people in the region to save around £800,000 between them and wants more people to benefit.

You must register before October 11 via Boston Borough Council to be in with a chance to lower your energy bills .

Once the registration period is complete, energy suppliers will be invited to compete with their best offers at an auction and people will be sent an email or offer letter stating the potential savings they could make.

There is no obligation to accept the offers and it’s as simple as checking if the offer the energy provider gives you beats your current deal.

If it does, then the new provider makes switching easy by taking care of the whole process for you.

Anyone can register, whether you rent your home or own it and all you need is your annual gas or electricity statement of bills covering the last 12 months.

It is also open to all energy users, whether you are on dual fuel, electricity only, pay monthly, quarterly or have a pre-payment meter.

Karen Lond, lead officer for the councils involved, said: “Temperatures may be dropping as the leaves start to turn brown but that’s no reason not to keep the heat up on checking your energy prices.

“Make sure you register before the deadline on Tuesday, October 11, to potentially save hundreds of pounds on your energy bills going forward.”

People who rarely switch or have never switched tend to see the biggest savings with previous Lincolnshire schemes helping people save an average of £200 on their bills.

The scheme is coordinated through Boston Borough Council, City of Lincoln Council, East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, South Kesteven District Council, North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council.

It is administered by the UK’s leading collective switching expert iChoosr Ltd.

To register, you can either go online at www.boston.gov.uk/LESS, call 0800 048 8439 or pop into Boston Borough Council at Municipal Buildings on West Street.