Surrey has joined forces with councils nationwide in a bid to help drive down energy bills.
Already more than 6,000 people have registered for the county council’s switch and save scheme. Now the authority has teamed up with more than 60 councils to make the most of their collective clout.
It means they will potentially be able to draw on the people power of up to 100,000 bill-payers to secure the best possible deal on the annual cost of gas and electricity.
The news comes after British Gas reported profits rose by 11% last year following a round of price hikes by major energy suppliers.
The councils will negotiate a group deal at an auction with energy suppliers on 9 April, with the lowest bid winning. To register, visit www.surreyswitchandsave.org or call 03456 009 009 and choose option five.
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