Councils to offer cheaper energy tariffs to residents

Two councils have joined forces for a new energy supply partnership to help bring cheaper bills for consumers. Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council have appointed a local energy […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Two councils have joined forces for a new energy supply partnership to help bring cheaper bills for consumers.

Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council have appointed a local energy supplier that will supply “cheap, reliable energy” to residents.

The name of the supplier is yet to be announced but has been confirmed as a fully-licensed local energy company.

The project is part of their plans to tackle fuel poverty and help those on lower incomes who can least afford to pay their bills.

The new energy supply partnership will be run on a not-for-profit basis, with an emphasis on offering low tariffs for householders.

There will also be renewable energy tariff in addition to the standard tariff.

Councillor Adam Clarke, Leicester Assistant City Mayor for energy and sustainability said: “Many people across the city and county are probably paying over the odds for their energy bills with the big, national suppliers.

“In contrast, this energy supply partnership scheme is designed to help people who are least able to meet their energy bills and are facing fuel poverty as a result.”

The energy company will be able to provide services to all domestic properties in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Enfield Council is investing in a new energy company venture and Liverpool is also launching an energy firm.