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Residents across Northumberland who signed up to the latest round of the Ready to Switch scheme are set to save on their bills following a successful auction between energy companies.

In Northumberland, 409 households registered to the scheme that could help save an average £120 on their energy bills.

The auction was attended by a mix of energy companies who placed bids in order to secure the contract to supply energy to homes across the UK who signed up to the latest round.

The Ready to Switch scheme was combined with a number of other similar initiatives around the UK, to create a collective of over 54,000 households and was driven by over 70 local authorities.

Councillor Allan Hepple, policy board for planning, housing and regeneration said: “The council has played a major role in helping residents save money through this scheme.

“Since it launched in 2012, 900 people have made a switch in Northumberland and saved on average £110 on their energy bills.

“The success of this auction means that those who signed up are one step closer to making some crucial savings.”

There were three ‘winners’ in this auction who will supply a range of contracts: Scottish Power, Green Star Energy (formerly Pioneer Energy) and British Gas.

Registration for the next period is open, to find out more visit www.northumberland.gov.uk and search ‘ready to switch’ or visit www.readytoswitch.com. You can also contact 0845 600 6400 or visit a customer information centre.

 

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