Deadline looms for energy switching scheme

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The deadline for residents to take advantage of an energy switching scheme is drawing close.

North Tyneside Council is encouraging residents to sign up to the initiative to see what money they could save.

Run by national switching company, iChoosr, the initiative brings customers together to negotiate a better deal for their energy bills.

The council is promoting the scheme after considerable savings – an average of £208 per year – were made for residents when it was run in the borough late last year.

Registration closes on Monday, February 1.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for environment, said: “The collective energy switching scheme has proven to be an excellent initiative for residents in North Tyneside.

“With energy prices rising, it’s important that we, as the council, work towards improving the situation for our residents – and this initiative has helped do that.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to sign up and see what they can save before the deadline.”

People can sign-up online by searching ‘energy’ at, calling 0345 2000 101 or by using the public facilities at the borough’s Customer First Centres.