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End of November deadline to sign up for energy switch scheme

Better deal promised for West Berkshire households

Chris Ord

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Chris Ord

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WEST Berkshire households have until the end of November to sign up to the latest round of the West Berkshire Energy Switch.

Run in partnership with iChoosr, the scheme allows residents to join together to secure better deals on their energy through a collective tariff and so far has 281 households registered.

The council says those who sign up for the latest round of West Berkshire Energy Switch could save an average of £192.

West Berkshire’s executive member for community resilience and partnerships, Marcus Franks, said: “Now is the ideal time for residents, especially those on standard variable tariffs, to switch and secure a good rate for the year ahead as wholesale energy prices are likely to continue increasing in the coming weeks.

“They can do this with confidence via the West Berkshire Energy Switch and benefit from the highly competitive prices that can only be achieved by the power of such a large collective.”

The West Berkshire Energy Switch is linked to a number of similar UK initiatives that are driven by 50-plus councils to create a powerful buying collective of 25,000 households.

Those who haven’t yet signed up have until November 29 to access the competitive deals secured through the collective at  www.westberks.gov.uk/communityswitch  and receive an instant offer.

Anyone without internet access can call (01635) 503267 for assistance until November 21.

They will need to have an energy bill to hand to register.

To find out how the scheme works or in relation to an offer already made, call the iChoosr helpline on (0800) 048 8285.West Ber

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