Islington residents can cut bills with the Big London Energy Switch
By poppy_smith | Monday, March 04, 2013, 18:16
Residents in Islington are being urged to sign up for the Big London Energy Switch - a revolutionary new way to cut gas and electricity bills.
The idea is simple: Londoners sign up at www.biglondonenergyswitch.org.uk to electricity and gas in bulk, to get better prices from the big energy companies.
With an estimated 45,000 people in Islington living in fuel poverty, the Big London Energy Switch offers to make a real difference to families struggling to pay bills. Anyone can sign up to get an offer of a cheaper bill, which they can choose to take or not.
Islington Council has launched the initiative together with 16 other London boroughs and London Councils, the organisation which represents London local authorities.
Jan Hart, Islington Council's service director for public protection, said: "The Big London Energy Switch is a simple idea that will mean real savings.
"With thousands of people in Islington in fuel poverty, every penny saved will make a real difference to the lives of people and their families.
"Anyone can sign up, regardless of income, and the more residents who sign up, the better deals we will get."
The scheme was given £686,655 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) from its Cheaper Energy Together fund.