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Chance for East Lancashire people to save on their energy bills

HOUSEHOLDERS across East Lancashire could save £250 each as part of a new energy switching scheme. The initiative called People Power is led by 13 councils and could see individuals make the savings if the target of 15,000 residents signs up to the scheme. Residents are being urged to review their bills and get involved in the innovative scheme to ensure they get the very best energy deal possible.

Coun Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This Lancashire-wide scheme is an excellent example of how, by working together, your local councils are helping people save money from their energy bills.

“We would urge residents to sign up to the scheme and ask their families to do the same.”

Gemma Johnson, CEO of money-saving website, MyFamilyClub.co.uk said: “As a mum of two with one on the way, I’m extremely pleased to see Lancashire councils coming together to help families across the county save money on their energy bills.”

To register, visit www.peoplepower.co.uk before midnight on April 8.

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7:48am Tue 19 Feb 13

happycyclist says...

I thought they'd recently changed the law so that the energy companies have to give us the best deal? Or was that just another piece of worthless legislation?
I thought they'd recently changed the law so that the energy companies have to give us the best deal? Or was that just another piece of worthless legislation? happycyclist
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8:24am Tue 19 Feb 13

Excluded again says...

The government are talking about changing the law, but even if and when it comes in it would only mean that energy company X would have to give you their best deal, not tell you about other companies' better deals.

Well done to Lancashire's Councils for something that could really help people with their spiralling fuel bills.
The government are talking about changing the law, but even if and when it comes in it would only mean that energy company X would have to give you their best deal, not tell you about other companies' better deals. Well done to Lancashire's Councils for something that could really help people with their spiralling fuel bills. Excluded again
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10:06am Tue 19 Feb 13

Izanears says...

Changing energy companies is not as easy as the so called experts make out.
First of all you have to change all your direct debits )which aint always easy believe me) Then different companies have different ways of billing you so for the first few months you can find yourself in a right frazzle. Stiil on the subject of billing, some companies have straightforward no nonsense bills, others, well you have to be a Californian lawyer to sort them out.
At the end of it all, there is not a tissue paper's thickness between them.
Changing energy companies is not as easy as the so called experts make out. First of all you have to change all your direct debits )which aint always easy believe me) Then different companies have different ways of billing you so for the first few months you can find yourself in a right frazzle. Stiil on the subject of billing, some companies have straightforward no nonsense bills, others, well you have to be a Californian lawyer to sort them out. At the end of it all, there is not a tissue paper's thickness between them. Izanears
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10:31am Tue 19 Feb 13

ste.g says...

trouble is they want you to make payments by direct debit.and i want to pay cash quarterly like i have always done.
trouble is they want you to make payments by direct debit.and i want to pay cash quarterly like i have always done. ste.g
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5:54pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Big thanks for telling us about this, I will be signing up and I will be telling my neighbours to do the same.
Big thanks for telling us about this, I will be signing up and I will be telling my neighbours to do the same. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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5:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Major Tom says...

So energy companies push up their lowest prices and then we still pay the same!! How well thought out. Who came up with that idea?? Bring back Tony Blair, all is forgiven.
So energy companies push up their lowest prices and then we still pay the same!! How well thought out. Who came up with that idea?? Bring back Tony Blair, all is forgiven. Major Tom
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