Switching is still the best way to save money on energy bills.
Supplier ranked number one for customer service by Which? wins in Nottinghamshire Switch, Save, and Smile campaign.
Nottingahamshire’s householders who signed up for the latest round of Nottinghamshire Switch, Save and Smile could save an average of £119 following an auction between energy companies. The council partnered with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching, and together they have been able to secure highly competitive tariffs.
The winners of the auction, E.ON and Octopus Energy, will supply a range of tariffs to residents. Tariffs are not available direct from the supplier or through price comparison services. The E.ON paper billing dual fuel fixed tariff is market leading and is £270 below the new price cap*. Octopus Energy provides 100% renewable electricity and using Ofgem average consumptions this tariff can save residents on a standard tariff up to £282, so residents can fix their energy costs for the year ahead in knowledge they’re helping the planet as well as their pocket.
The scheme has received support from local councils including Rushcliffe Borough Council, Broxtowe Borough Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council and Ashfield District Council. NEP will continue to publicise the scheme and it’s offers via social media so more people can benefit from lower energy bills.
This is the second collective switching scheme we have taken part in. We are committed to helping local residents to safely access cheaper energy, and we will continue to publicise the offers via our social media channels in partnership with local councils. We would urge people to register and see if they can make a saving, as these exclusive tariffs are now available for all residents living in Nottinghamshire.
NEP has received over 350 household registrations. Nottinghamshire Switch, Save and Smile was combined with similar initiatives around the UK, to create a collective of nearly 60,000 households and was driven by 57 local authorities and independent not-for-profit organisations.
Exclusive offer now extended for Nottinghamshire’s residents
Households in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham city who have not yet signed up are STILL able to access the exclusive deal secured through the collective by simply signing up via the website today. After completing their registration, they will receive a personal offer instantly. They can do this right up until the offer expires on 26th March 2019.
Now is the ideal time for residents, especially those on standard tariffs, to switch. Residents should see if they could secure a good rate for the year ahead as wholesale energy prices are likely to continue increasing in the coming weeks.
George Frost, iChoosr UK Country Manager, commented:
“With uncertain times ahead of us, we feel there is great value in being able to offer residents a safe and hassle-free approach to assessing the market and saving on their energy bills.
Octopus energy has excellent customer service, ranked Which? number one energy supplier for 2019, was the only Which? recommended energy provider for the past 2 years, and is the first energy company to receive 5 stars for all Which? categories. Additionally, it received 5 stars for ease of switching and is a top 3 energy provider according to Citizens Advice and has a 9.3 rating on Trustpilot.”
Residents will soon get their personal offer letters or emails letting them know if they’ll be saving against their current deal – and if so, how much money will be going back into their pocket and perhaps spent with local businesses.
There is no obligation for people to accept their personal offer, but if they do it’s easy and straightforward, and safe.
Notes for Editors
Offer letters and emails were sent out from Monday 25th February
If people have not received their offer by Tuesday 5th March, they are advised to do the following:
1. Check their email spam folders
2. Call the iChoosr helpline phone number 0800 048 8285 or NEP on 0115 784 6696.
The deadline to accept the offer is Tuesday 26th March.
* Market leading at time of writing (21/02/2019) and are cheaper than any other dual fuel paper open market tariff (using Ofgem average consumption values)