Energy deal could slash energy prices

Residents are being given a second chance to slash their energy bills by up to £300.

Calderdale Council has joined forces with local authorities in Greater Manchester to run a second energy switch auction.

All residents have to do to take part in the collective switch, is add their address to a list the council is organising to seek a better annual rate for electricity and/or gas supplies by Monday, April 8.

The list will be auctioned on April 9.

Around 2,600 residents in Calderdale signed up to the first collective energy switch and more than 1,900 households have been offered a cheaper energy deal.

The saving will vary from household to household, and depend on how competitive their current energy tariff is.

Calderdale Council’s spokesman for economy and environment, Councillor Barry Collins said they were delighted with the response for the first switch.

“People who missed out on signing up now have the opportunity to potentially make some great savings. The results of the first auction have already shown that by working as a collective, households can drive a harder bargain and get a cheaper tariff,” he said.

For more information and to sign up call 0800 009 3363 Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm or attend a drop in session on Thursday, March 28, 11am until 2.30pm at Brighouse Library.

Alternatively you can do it online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/housing