Since YORSwitch began in 2013, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council scheme has helped more than 36,000 households switch their energy tariffs, with savings of over £7.6 million for East Riding residents.
Last year, the YORSwitch scheme switched 5,234 households, saving East Riding residents more than £1 million.
An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: "Wholesale energy costs are at their highest for many years. The energy price cap, the maximum price suppliers can charge customers on a standard variable tariff as set by the energy regulator Ofgem, is rising from October. Residents on a standard variable tariff with a typical consumption could see an annual increase of £139, from £1,138 to £1,277, Ofgem has announced.”
Sign up sessions are being held at the following locations in the East Riding, there’s no need to book. Please bring a recent energy bill or annual statement with you.
Tuesday, 7 September - 9.30am - 12noon - Cottingham Centre
Wednesday, 8 September - 9.30am - 12noon - Brough Petuaria Centre
Wednesday, 8 September - 2 - 4pm - Beverley Customer Service Centre
Thursday, 9 September - 9.30am - 12noon - Driffield Centre
Thursday, 9 September - 2 - 4pm - Pocklington Pocela Centre
Friday, 10 September - 9.30am - 12noon - Haltemprice library and customer services
If these sessions are not convenient, to you locally, just enquire by calling 01482 393939 and if there is enough interest, additional support sessions may be added for November.
The YORSwitch auction is on Tuesday, 12 October and personal offers will be sent out from Monday, 25 October. Residents can register and switch up until Tuesday, 23 November 2021.
Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for environment and climate change at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “With the energy price cap hike from October, now is the ideal time to be switching and fixing your energy tariff.”
To register for the latest YORSwitch auction, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch or, alternatively, call 01482 393939.