Bill saving scheme is being extended

Coun John Stirling with Shiremoor resident Ian Baird, both who have signed up to the scheme.
Coun John Stirling with Shiremoor resident Ian Baird, both who have signed up to the scheme.
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A free scheme helping borough residents reduce their household energy bills is being extended.

North Tyneside Council is urging residents to find out more about a collective energy scheme, which brings customers together to negotiate a better deal for their gas and electricity bills.

And due to demand, registration has been extended until Monday, October 13.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development, said: “This scheme is open to everyone and I would urge people to sign up now and see if there’s a better deal out there. There’s no obligation to take out the deal.”

Ian Baird, a tenant of Emmerson Court in Shiremoor, said: “I was really pleased with the savings I made on my electricity bills.”

“It was so easy to participate when I first took part. With the council supporting the scheme, you can even register over the phone, which is a great bonus for those you haven’t got access to the internet.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing if I can get an even better deal this time round.”

Through the initiative, iChoosr presents all the registered households to energy providers who will compete for their businesses during an auction, to offer the best energy tariffs to households.

Registration is closes on October 13 with the auction taking place on October 14.

For more information about the scheme, visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk or call 0345 2000 101.