Energy switch deadline extended until May

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People could save more than £100 on their energy bills.

And they have more time to sign up up to the Community Energy Direct scheme.

It encourages people to enter their latest energy data online so that the consumer organisation Which? can find them the best deal.

They are then given the option of switching providers or keeping their current provider.

The scheme, which is backed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Wakefield Council, is expected to save people an average of £115 a year.

The deadline to sign up is May 1.

Coun Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “In these tough economic times, it’s important that people don’t fall into fuel poverty and we are doing all we can to offer support and guidance on how residents can keep warm and save money.

“This is an opportunity for people to see if they could be saving money on their energy bills. The programme is free to sign- up to and you are under no obligation to change your supplier, so make sure you sign-up before May 1.”

To take part in the scheme, visit www.communityenergy.info or call the council’s sustainability team on 08449 020 222.