Communities can band together to reduce energy bills

This past year has seen a huge change in the way many of us live and work. With more people working from home, there has been a significant increase in energy bills, and many are struggling.

The Merseyside Collective Switch helps local people find cheaper energy tariffs, and reduce their energy bills.

Set up in 2013, the Merseyside Collective Switch is one of the longest running Local Authority Collective Switches in the country. Together, we’ve helped people across the Liverpool City Region save over £1.5 million on their energy bills.

Run by local charity Energy Projects Plus, in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch uses the power of the group to negotiate cheap energy tariffs, available exclusively to its members. Anyone can join and it’s completely free.

The winning tariffs have often been the cheapest on the market. Previous winners have included Big 6 suppliers such as British Gas, E.on, SSE and EDF Energy as well as Ovo and Green Energy.

The Merseyside Collective Switch also includes a full market comparison, so if the winning deals aren’t right for you, you can find one that is.

Once you’ve registered, you will be able to access exclusive offers time and time again, and can make sure you’re not missing out on a great deal on your energy.

Plus, by switching with the Merseyside Collective Switch, you will be helping to support Energy Projects Plus, who provide vital support to local people who are living in fuel poverty.

Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

Peter Owen, CEO at Energy Projects Plus said, “We are proud to have been offering this switching service, which is specifically designed to benefit people across the Liverpool City Region, for eight years now. The Merseyside Collective Switch is here to support everyone, including those working from home, through the switching process to make sure you’re not paying more than you need to, particularly at this challenging time.”

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee, said, “This is a fantastic way for everyone to do their bit for the environment while doing something to help themselves financially as well. Not only does switching in this way save energy, it is also likely to save people money on their energy bills.

“By signing up, Energy Projects Plus will help you decide if you are making the most of the different ways to cut energy use; they also do all the work for you, often saving people hundreds of pounds.

“I swapped to a completely renewable provider last year and it turned out to be cheaper than the company I was with before. It’s never been easier to support renewable energy in this way. Reduce your carbon footprint instantly, make the switch!”

As exclusive deals are only available to members, you will need to register to be eligible. Registration is completely free and your data will only be used to provide you with information about the winning energy tariffs.

Registration for this round closes on 16th February.

You will be contacted with about the deals that have been negotiated for the group.
To join the Collective Switch visit

or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where you can also get other free and impartial support to help reduce your energy bills.

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