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Time to join Surrey's Switch and Save scheme
With a cold snap and snowy downpours gripping the country, people are being urged to sign up to a scheme to help cut the cost of heating and lighting.
The Switch and Save initiative by Surrey County Council aims to drive down the cost of annual energy bills by as much as £200 by negotiating a group deal at an auction with energy suppliers.
The scheme works by using people’s collective clout as a bargaining chip, with the lowest bid winning.
David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council, was among the first to register.
He said: “Our aim is to give power to the people by helping them club together to fight back over soaring energy prices.
“It’s a winner for consumers and Surrey because savings on heating and power puts more money in people’s pockets which will be spent locally, giving the economy a boost too.”
Residents can register online until February 25 by providing contact details, the name of their supplier and details of their current energy use and tariff.
For more information, visit surreyswitchandsave.org.