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, 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 before midnight on April 8.