Switch to a better energy deal

We help residents get cheaper energy tariffs by working with iChoosr who run The Big Community Switch collective energy switching scheme.

How it works

Collective energy switching is when consumers get together to negotiate a group deal with gas and electricity suppliers.

Energy suppliers are invited to compete with their best offer at an energy auction. Residents registered with the scheme get a personalised offer showing how much they could save with the winning tariff.

Registration is free and there is no obligation to accept the winning offer.

The Big Community Switch groups together participating council area schemes countrywide at energy auctions held three times a year in February, May and October. Register for the energy auction that most closely aligns to the end of your current fixed tariff.

August 2022 -  changes to the auction process

Over the last year, gas wholesale prices have quadrupled. Spring saw a rise in the price cap and we expect to see another rise in the autumn. The energy crisis means that the switching market is at a standstill. As a result, iChoosr have not set a date for the next auction. Instead, they will wait until the market is better placed to make you a saving. You can register your interest to take part if and when the next auction takes place at Big Community Switch.

To find out more about the energy price rise and get advice on what you can do see Why are my energy bills going up.

Contact the housing team

Telephone: 01732 844522