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Swindon’s Conservative run Council has helped CUT the Gas & Electricity Bills of hundreds of local families in Swindon, and is going to try to do it again!

Swindon’s Conservative run Council has helped CUT the Gas & Electricity Bills of hundreds of local families in Swindon, and is going to try to do it again!
Dale Heenan
  • On October 23, 2013
  • https://www.eastswindon.com

Cllr Dale Heenan on the launch of Swindon’s First Collective Energy Switch – Picture from Swindon Advertiser

Cllr Dale Heenan, “Three of the “big six” energy firms have announced price rises of between 8% and 10% in recent weeks so energy bills are very topical.

69% of the households who took part in the Swindon Council’s first Collective Energy Switch saved an average of £70 each. I think this was a great outcome, so the Council has decided to run a second round with registration opening on 10th December.

The idea is very simple. 1000 households have better bargaining power with the energy company then 1 household. The energy of all those families are pooled together, and the companies bid to provide the gas and electricity. The lowest bid wins and each family is sent a personalized offer which they can decide to accept and switch or not and stay with their existing provider. The whole process is free and people are under no obligation to accept, but you’ve got to be in it to cut it.

I want the result of the second energy switch to be that hundreds more families cut their gas and electricity bills, and that everyone who participates atleast freezes their bills. All without changing a single law.
This action to cut gas and electricity bills is in stark contrast to Labour who seem determined to refuse to tell residents about this approach, and instead their Parliamentary candidate talks nonsense saying it is not worth bothering to switch and those on card meters cannot switch. Instead they tout a petition to freeze bills in the future and gather contact details for their election campaigns.”