Following its closure, the winner of the latest Switch and Save energy auction to win the right to provide dual fuel, electric only and pre-payment categories has been announced as E.ON.
46,500 consumers across the UK registered with the scheme with E.ON winning the right to offer them its tariff. Although not always the lowest possible tariff, it was the cheapest of all the big six providers, helping to drive prices down across the industry. The providers that offered cheaper tariffs would not have met criteria for being part of Switch and Save, as the schemes also ensure that participants receive a level of customer care.
In Warwickshire, the figure for registrants was 2,433 meaning that nearly 7,500 residents have registered to save money on their fuel bills since Warwickshire Switch and Save was launched.
In the most recent auction, over 75% could make a saving with the average saving being £179.54. Householders who signed up for the latest round of Switch and Save will have received their personal offers on 3 June 2019.
Warwickshire County Council partnered with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching, to secure highly competitive tariffs which are not available direct from the supplier or through price comparison sites.
Cllr Peter Butlin, portfolio holder for finance at Warwickshire County Council, said:
“The Switch and Save partnership with iChoosr has had tremendous results in Warwickshire. We have made particular efforts to promote the scheme among our more disadvantaged residents as we appreciate that switching energy providers can be quite daunting and the work is largely done by iChoosr.
“We’re pleased that the scheme has been so successful. If it helps to drive prices down elsewhere in the market, everyone in Warwickshire will benefit.”
Registration is still open for all and closes 2 July 2019. Warwickshire households who haven’t yet signed up are still able to access the exclusive deal secured with E.ON.
Residents can do so online at https://warwickshire.gov.uk/switchandsave or by calling our customer services line at Act on Energy on 0800 0488 285.