Liverpool City Region residents can now join a ‘collective switch’ scheme to help reduce their energy bills.
Local authorities across Merseyside are working with charity Energy Projects Plus to help those who register to save cash.
Through the initiative the Merseyside Collective Switch will use the collective buying power of participating residents to negotiate exclusive tariffs from energy suppliers.
Householders in Liverpool, Knowsley, Halton, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral are being encouraged to register for the latest round of the scheme, which is said to have attracted deals from both large and smaller suppliers such as British Gas, EDF Energy and Ovo in previous rounds.
Deals have also applied to prepayment meter customers as well as those who pay on receipt of bill or via direct debit.
Following the launch of the latest registration process, which will remain open until midnight on Monday 13 February, Mayor of Liverpool and chair of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Joe Anderson says: “The Merseyside Collective Switch is a great scheme that is putting money back into the pockets of local people.
“It demonstrates that by joining together, we can get a fairer deal from energy providers. I hope many more people join this round.”
In addition to the Collective Switch offer, participants are welcome to switch to any tariff on the market to find the deal that’s right for them, with tariffs shown against each other for comparison.
The service is free and there’s no obligation to switch if a registered participant decides not to.