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 […]

New scheme could save Cornwall £3.7m on energy bills

Cornwall could save around £3.7million following a new scheme set to help households and businesses get cheaper energy bills. Energy Secretary Ed Davey launched the ‘Cornwall Together’ initiative yesterday, which is expected to enable people across the county to negotiate for cheaper energy prices and help hard-to-reach households switch collectively. It is part of the […]

Collective switching can give consumers “more muscle”

The idea of ‘collective purchasing’, where a group of consumers sign up with a third party to get better deals from energy suppliers, was given significant support from Government today. Businesses, consumer groups, local government groups, housing organisations, charities and energy regulator Ofgem attended a round table meeting chaired by Energy Secretary Ed Davey to […]