Essex residents save £1 million on gas and elec bills

May 3, 2016 11:22 AM
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats

Gas Meter

3055 households across Essex have saved between them nearly £1 million by switching to a new gas and electricity supplier. They got together under a group deal brokered by independent agent iChoosr, and promoted by Essex County Council.

The scheme works by bringing together residents who want to pay less for their gas and electricity. iChoosr then does a bulk deal, by asking the different gas and electricity companies to bid for their custom.

On average, each household signing up to the scheme saved £335.15.

Essex Lib Dem Councillor Stephen Robinson commented, "After being elected in 2012, joint buying of energy was one of the first things I suggested. I am proud that, when the Liberal Democrats were running the Department of Energy, we helped the growth of smaller electricity companies to challenge the "big six" companies and made it possible to bring down prices.

"Proactive government can help people save money when times are tough."

Anyone who missed this deal can sign up for the next switch that will be taking place this May, and join the thousands of other Essex residents in taking control of their household bills.

For further information see www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch