Last chance to save a possible £220 on fuel bills


East Riding residents have until next week to take advantage of a scheme which could help them save more than £220 a year on gas and electricity bills.

The YORSwitch scheme, organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC), is currently gathering together a mini consortium of householders from across the East Riding in order to bulk buy energy to keep costs down.

An auction will be held next Tuesday at which energy suppliers will be invited to bid for the contract.

Coun Symon Fraser, who is responsible for housing, said: “In difficult financial times, it’s excellent that we’re able to negotiate significant savings for householders.”

Residents who register for the free scheme will receive a personal, no-obligation offer showing how much could be saved through switching. If people decide to switch to the new provider, the council will take care of the whole switching process. Average household savings following the last auction were more than £220.

The scheme is part of a wider national programme called The Big Community Switch.

Residents have until Monday February 2 to register. To do so visit or phone (01482) 393939 or visit your local ERYC customer service centre.