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New Scheme Launched in York to Save £140 on Energy Bills


12:01am 11th December 2013
(Updated 10:46am 11th December 2013)

A new scheme has been launched in York which could save people around £140 on energy bills in three steps.

Step One

Head to the York Council Switching Energy website to register for free but remember to have a copy of your energy bill nearby and fill out the details or dial 01904 550551 for help.

Step Two

On 17th February 2014, independent energy switching experts iChooser will put everyone who's signed up together and get energy companies to compete for the best deals.

Step Three

From the 28th February 2014, you'll be told the details of the new tariff and how much money you could save. Then you can decide whether you want to switch. The decision stays with you, you are not forced to switch and there are no charges if you don't switch.

In other areas, people have saved between £60-£200 a year on their bills. The benefits are bigger the more people sign up to switch as those at iChooser can negotiate bigger discounts.

The scheme is only available in York but we've asked other councils if they do anything similar:

Pocklington, Market Weighton, Stamford Bridge - East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council launched a scheme called YorSwitch last November which allows people to switch suppliers. If you want to register visit the YorSwitch website and have a copy of your most recent energy bill to hand.

Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn in Elmet - Selby District Council

We're waiting to hear back from Selby Council and will update this when we hear from them.

Malton, Norton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley - Ryedale District Council

We're waiting to hear back from Ryedale Council and will update this when we hear from them.

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