‘Energy switch can cut bills’

Sheffield householders are being urged during the summer to think about reducing their winter heating and electricity bills.

They can guard against rising costs by joining the Big Sheffield Switch, joining thousands of other people and using the collective power to negotiate a better deal on their energy bills,

The project, run by the council and its energy partner, energyhelpline, means residents can have fixed prices for 15 months and save an average £215 a year, says the council. The more households who sign up, the more buying power the scheme has.

Cabinet member Jack Scott said: “I would encourage everyone to register to get an estimated bill for the Big Sheffield Summer Switch to get their personalised offer.”

The scheme- open to everyone, whether they live in Sheffield or not - is open for registration until September 7. It’s free with no obligation to switch.

n www.sheffield.gov.uk/cheaperenergy; freephone 0800 988 7035.