'Collective switching' schemes catch on to cut energy bills

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More than 100,000 homes have seen their energy costs cut by an average £100 after signing up to collective switching scheme run by their local council.

Those who have signed-up so far have saved between £60 and £250 and the popularity of the schemes is soaring with the number of councils offering them more than doubling to 65 since January.

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chair of the LGA’s Improvement Board, said: "As a concept collective switching is still really in its infancy. This time last year there were no schemes being run in this country, now there are more than 65 councils helping 100,000 residents save more than £10 million.

 Imagine how many millions we could have helped people saved by this time next year?"

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/collective-switching-schemes-catch-on-to-cut-energy-bills-8606554.html

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