Customers in East Riding of Yorkshire 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 £1million.
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.
The YORSwitch round opens for registrations on Tuesday 3 August, with an auction held between suppliers on Tuesday 12 October, then with the opportunity to switch to the winning supplier, until late November 2021.
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.”
To register for the latest YORSwitch auction, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch or, alternatively, call 01482 393939.