Deadline extended to accept offers on energy bill scheme

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The deadline for residents to accept offers on a Peterborough City Council scheme which aims to help them cut their energy bills has been extended.

Some 1,787 households in the city have signed up for the Ready to Switch initiative, which allows residents to negotiate cheaper prices with energy companies through combined buying power.

Across the entire scheme, which was run in partnership with 12 other councils, some 21,000 people have registered.

An auction with energy providers took place late last month and letters and emails are now being sent to registered households explaining exactly how much they would save under the scheme.

Following a delay in letters and emails being sent out to households, the cut-off date has been extended.

The deadline to accept an offer from Ovo Energy will now be Monday, March 4 and for offers from Scottish Power and Co-operative Energy the deadline has been extended to Friday, March 8.

Cllr Nigel North, cabinet advisor to the Leader of Peterborough City Council on Environment Capital, said: “The most important thing now is to make the final switch – so once you have received your offer and established you will save money, you must respond by the deadline to make that saving a reality. “

If people have not received their offer by Friday, February 22, they are advised to check their email spam folders, check www.readytoswitch.co.uk for any updates, and after doing those, call 0800 088 5007.