Time is running out for you to switch energy suppliers

NKDC offices, Sleaford.
NKDC offices, Sleaford.

There are just two weeks left to join the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme – which has saved thousands of pounds for the county’s residents on their energy bills.

Local authorities in Lincolnshire are asking residents to join more than 1,600 households in the county who switched in 2014, saving an estimated £316,000 between them.

More than 85,000 people participated in energy switching nationally last year saving nearly £4m in total.

Time is ticking though and residents have until Monday, February 2, to register by submitting their details at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/switch.

All you need is your annual gas or electric statement or bills covering the last 12 months to hand.

Once you have registered your interest, energy suppliers will then be invited to compete with their best offers at an auction to win the chance to supply a large amount of new customers.

You can even help friends and family sign up, with five households able to register using the same email account.

You can register at your local council or by calling 0800 048 8439 too.

The scheme is organised by Boston Borough Council, City of Lincoln Council, East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council, South Kesteven District Council, North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council.

Karen Lond, lead officer for the councils, said: “With no obligation to accept the offer after the auction period there is nothing to lose by registering and seeing if the winning supplier beats your current energy prices.”