Energy switch drive to slash fuel bills

First published in News

PEOPLE in Bolton are being urged to start the New Year by slashing their fuel bills by up to £250. Residents are being encouraged to join a ground-breaking collective energy switching scheme that could mean massive reductions to the cost of heating their homes.

A similar scheme run by Oldham Council in the autumn attracted more than 8,000 people, with many households saving hundreds from their annual bills.

The project was so successful it is now being repeated, with people from across Greater Manchester invited to register their interest in combining their purchasing power.

Under the scheme, the group then enters a ‘reverse auction’ and gets a cheaper deal together on gas and electricity from energy companies.

To register interest in the collective bulk buy scheme visit gmfairenergy.com or call the freephone number 0800 009 3363.

Residents just need to produce a copy of their current energy bill to register an interest before the scheme closes on January 28, and anyone who enters will receive an offer for a new rate which they do not have to accept. The scheme is also open to residents who use pre-payment meters.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr John Byrne, said: “This scheme will make a huge difference to the lives of residents by enabling them to knock hundreds off their household bills. The more people who come forward, the more they could save from their fuel bills.”

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1:10pm Wed 9 Jan 13

HotShot99 says...

Utility Warehouse PB must have had a hand in this?
Utility Warehouse PB must have had a hand in this? HotShot99
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1:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

brooker105 says...

I've been with Utility Warehouse for a number of years and still think they are the cheapest in the UK.
I signed up using www.billstoohigh.co.
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I've been with Utility Warehouse for a number of years and still think they are the cheapest in the UK. I signed up using www.billstoohigh.co. uk brooker105
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3:22am Thu 10 Jan 13

Count de Monet says...

HotShot99 wrote:
Utility Warehouse PB must have had a hand in this?
So, is that good or bad, in your opinion?
[quote][p][bold]HotShot99[/bold] wrote: Utility Warehouse PB must have had a hand in this?[/p][/quote]So, is that good or bad, in your opinion? Count de Monet
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5:17am Thu 10 Jan 13

alecfranco says...

I believe I know someone who'd be interested but I've "ONE QUESTION" How much cheaper is this in prefrence to other companies. It would really help to know. Thanx in advance. It would help a lot of us to decide that this is the best option an way to go..
I believe I know someone who'd be interested but I've "ONE QUESTION" How much cheaper is this in prefrence to other companies. It would really help to know. Thanx in advance. It would help a lot of us to decide that this is the best option an way to go.. alecfranco
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