The Big Community Switch
Gloucestershire County Council wants to support people in their quest to get a better deal for their energy.
The council is concerned about the impact that energy prices have on Gloucestershire residents, particularly older people and those living in fuel poverty. That's why it is participating in the Big Community Switch to help people get cheaper gas and electricity by working together. The scheme is available to residents on dual and single tariffs and those with pre-payment meters.
The Big Community Switch is bulk buying - if a large number of people want to change supplier together they are likely to get a better deal than just one person shopping around and switching on their own.
The more households that register their interest in switching, the more attractive it becomes for an energy supplier to offer a competitive price and the more likely consumers are to achieve significant savings.
The Big Community Switch can also help households with pre-payment meters, making it easier to get a competitive price and save money on gas and electricity.
The autumn auction is now open. You can Register Online or by phoning the council on 01452 42 57 57 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. By doing this, you are under no obligation to switch supplier. The closing date for the autumn auction is Monday 10th October.
For more information:
You will find answers to frequently asked questions, a description of how the scheme works and a video on our registration website here - just click on the 'How does it work?' button.
The Gloucestershire Big Community Switch Helpline is open between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday so call us on 01452 42 57 57 if you have an enquiry.
To find out more advice on staying warm this winter and information on fuel poverty visit: Warm and well