East Riding customers among Britain’s top energy switchers

Customers in the East Riding of Yorkshire are among Great Britain’s top energy switchers, with one in four of them changing their supplier in 2020, new figures have revealed.   

 

The figures, published by Energy UK’s Energy Switch Guarantee, show that the East Riding of Yorkshire is second in a table of the top areas in Great Britain for the most energy switching activity last year.

The local authority rankings are ordered by the percentage of properties that switched electricity supplier between January and December 2020.      

Last year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s YORSwitch scheme switched 5,234 households, saving East Riding residents more than £1 million.   

Since the scheme began in 2013, YORSwitch has helped more than 36,000 households switch their energy tariffs, with savings of over £7.6 million.   

East Riding residents can still register for the latest YORSwitch auction, with Shell Energy the winning provider in this round.   

Residents can register and switch up until Tuesday, 6 July. 

Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for environment and climate change at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Residents still have time to register for the latest YORSwitch round. Now is the best time to fix your energy tariff. Switching through YORSwitch, to the winning supplier which is Shell Energy, is expected to save residents money in the long term. The tariff is fixed until the end of August 2022.”

To register for the latest YORSwitch auction, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch or, alternatively, call 01482 393939. 

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