Residents save with YORSwitch scheme

YORSwitch promotions co-ordinator Romney Clayton, successful switcher Cavan Gray-Nicholson and Councillor Symon Fraser.
YORSwitch promotions co-ordinator Romney Clayton, successful switcher Cavan Gray-Nicholson and Councillor Symon Fraser.

Bridlington residents who signed up for the latest round of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s YORSwitch scheme could save an average of £165 each following an auction between energy companies.

The council partnered with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching, together were able to deliver bespoke and highly competitive tariffs.

In the latest auction more than 5,000 East Riding households registered.

Since the scheme started in 2013 YORSwitch has delivered more than £4,700,000 of savings for East Riding residents alone.

Now is the ideal time for residents, especially those on standard tariffs, to switch. Residents should see if they could secure a good rate for the year ahead as wholesale energy prices are likely to continue increasing.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “In the short term, despite forthcoming energy price caps, households should not be lulled into a false sense of security that they will get the best deal for their energy.

“It remains the fact that households which have not switched tariff recently could make significant savings by reviewing their energy contracts, and council operated collective switching schemes such as YORSwitch provide a safe and easy route for householders to engage with the energy market, and will continue to do so.”

Visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch to register or find out more about YORSwitch.