With winter just around the corner, West Sussex County Council is urging residents to switch and lock-in the price they pay for their energy.
According to Ofgem’s 2019 State of the Energy Market report published earlier this month, switching is on the rise. However, half of all households still say they have either never switched energy provider or have done so just once.
Many of these consumers will be on their supplier’s most expensive ‘standard variable’ tariff and could typically be paying up to £260 per year more than they need to for their gas and electricity.
Cllr Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for the environment, said:
“We all have the lights and heating on a little longer in the winter, which is why it’s a very good time to see whether you can get a better deal for your energy at home.
“You’ll find all the information you need to compare energy tariffs, such as the gas and electricity you use and how much you are paying, on your most recent bill.
“Our own council-supported energy supplier, Your Energy Sussex, is one option worth considering. All customers get 100 per cent renewable electricity, great customer service and there’s a really competitive 24-month tariff on offer that will fix the price you pay for two winters – saving you money and giving you peace of mind in the long run.
“Your Energy Sussex also works on a not-for-profit basis and uses any surplus to help local people who are struggling to pay their bills.”
If you would like to consider switching to Your Energy Sussex, visit: yourenergysussex.org.uk for a quote or speak to a Customer Advisor on 0800 952 0001.