Collective power: Cheapest energy tariff at £892

A new energy tariff claimed to be the cheapest fixed deal on the market is on offer for 10,000 customers. It stands at £892 per year for an average dual fuel household – more than £260 lower in comparison to the Big Six average standard tariff. First Utility is offering the tariff under the Big […]

Thousands of consumers to get a better energy deal

Thousands of householders are expected to switch suppliers as they join together for an auction of energy deals tomorrow. The government-backed schemes – the Big Community Switch and the Big London Energy Switch – are being managed by 77 local authorities, including 23 London boroughs and will according to Ed Davey,  “force the Big Six […]

Clubbing together to switch could save £131 on bills

Clubbing together to switch energy suppliers could cut big chunks off your bills a new DECC report has found. The study examined 27 collective switching schemes from across the country which received funding as part of DECC’s Cheaper Energy Together programme. It found the 21,000 households who switched saved a total of £2.7 million – […]

People urged to join community switch for lower energy bills

Householders in South Tyneside are being encouraged to take part in a collective purchasing scheme to save money on energy bills. The South Tyneside Switch is supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and aims to bring together residents interested in switching to a cheaper energy tariff. The more people that register […]

Collective switching scheme could save Scots £521m

Scotland could save around £521 million every year under a new collective switching scheme which helps householders get a better energy deal. Environmental charity Changeworks launched the ‘Scots Together’ initiative, which aims to encourage people to regularly check energy tariffs and switch to rates more suitable to them. It is urging more people to get […]

New collective switching could save £220 on energy bills

Householders in Britain could now save around £220 a year by switching energy suppliers through a new collective switching initiative launched today. Called ‘UK Together’, the nationwide scheme could help households access up to £2 million of savings on their energy bills and unlock increasing savings as more people join. First Utility, which won the […]

New energy club to alert households on cheapest deals

A new energy club vowing to keep consumers on the cheapest deal by constantly monitoring their tariff was launched this week. Martin Lewis, founder of said his new venture called the ‘Cheap Energy Club’ ( could shift the balance of power in the consumer’s favour. The website will check the tariffs people are on […]

Local energy schemes win £46m share

The Government has awarded a share of £46 million to 132 projects for local energy schemes across Britain. The funding is part of the Government’s bid to boost energy efficiency, cut fuel poverty and encourage collective switching and purchasing and will be used by local authorities and community organisations. The cash will be used in […]

£40m to help communities cut energy bills

The Government has announced a £40 million competition to help local communities cut energy bills and keep homes warm. It is aimed at driving local initiatives to boost energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and encourage collective switching and purchasing. The move follows recent gas and electricity price rises which are expected to affect millions of […]

Fiery Flint launches Labour switching campaign

A fiery Caroline Flint yesterday attacked the Coalition for failing to crack the whip on the energy watchdog Ofgem, as she launched a new Labour scheme to help people club together to switch energy tariffs. Earlier at Labour’s conference in Manchester, the Opposition leader Ed Miliband declared he would scrap the regulator if his party […]