Sheffield households urged to sign up to energy saving scheme

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Households across Sheffield are being urged to sign up to a scheme which could save them money on their energy bills.

The Big Sheffield Summer Switch is a collective energy switching scheme offering special tariffs from energy suppliers to those who sign up.

Sheffield Council is running the campaign for the third time with its energy partner, energyhelpline.

Earlier this year households who changed energy supplier as part of the scheme are said to have saved an average of £215 a year on their bills, with some people saving more than £500.

David Beatson, of Mosborough, signed up and saved £245.

He said: “The transfer was so simple. All the paperwork was handled for us and it turned out to be a seamless transition. We wouldn’t have known the difference in service until the reduced bills started to come through.”

All that interested residents need do so far is register their interest in the scheme. There is no commitment to switch afterwards.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and Streetscene, said: “It’s really important the council does everything it can to help people who are feeling the squeeze.

“This service is completely independent and free to everyone, so it makes sense to use the collective bargaining power the Big Sheffield Summer Switch offers.”

Register before September 7. Visit or call 0800 988 7035.