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Residents smile about huge savings

Published Thursday, 18 February 2016

Hundreds of residents are set to save money on their energy bills thanks to East Northamptonshire Council.

Over 530 households signed up to ‘Switch Save Smile’ a collective switching scheme run by East Northamptonshire Council and iChoosr this winter.

99% of those who registered in East Northamptonshire have been offered a better deal, with average savings per household of £357.95!

Over 18,000 households registered nationally, but when compared to all other participants in the scheme, East Northamptonshire Council had the highest percentage of registrations based on the number of households in the district.

Energy suppliers SSE, E.ON and Ovo won the auction, putting forward the cheapest tariffs for gas and/or electricity. Residents are reminded to look out for their personal offers from one of these suppliers, arriving by email or postcard very soon.

Karen Pell, Interim Environmental Protection Manager at East Northamptonshire Council said: "I was very pleased to see so many of you join forces to get a competitive energy deal. The savings on offer are very impressive! It’s just as quick and easy to switch as it was to register. If you want to accept your offer, and pay less for your gas and/or electricity, iChoosr will take care of the entire switching process for you."

When Diane from Rushden received her offer she was delighted to find out she could save £499!

Diane said: "I couldn’t believe it when the offer from iChoosr came through. It’s not every day you find out you could be nearly £500 better off! I think the scheme is a really good idea and being backed by the Local Authority gave me the confidence to be a part of it. The whole process was hassle-free and I now have an extra few hundred pounds in my pocket. The hard bit will be deciding how to spend it! Thank you East Northamptonshire Council."

The deadline to switch is 15 March. Offers are valid until midnight.

If there’s an error in your paperwork, please let iChoosr know by 8 March and they will amend the offer.

If you need help to switch please call 01832 742121 or visit the customer contact centres in Thrapston, Rushden or Oundle.