A MONEY saving scheme set up to help Wyre Forest residents get a better deal with energies companies is set to be relaunched.

The council backed initiative, The Wyre Forest Big Energy Switch, helped people save £130 a year off their energy bills in 2018.

It's set to reopen on Tuesday, December 3 and will close on Monday, February 10 next year.

The scheme uses collective bargaining power to get a better deal with a competitive process taking place to negotiate with energy companies.

Those who have registered their interest will be given a personalised offer showing how much they could save by switching.

Registration is free and people only need their most recent energy bill to sign up with no obligation to switch.

Jenny Moreton, Wyre Forest District Council’s principal health and sustainability officer said: “I’m really excited we are backing the Wyre Forest Big Energy Switch again.

"It’s a great way to see if you could save money on your energy bills by switching supplier. Registration is free and most people get a good deal from energy suppliers.

“The more people who register the lower the tariff is likely to be for everyone involved, so we’re encouraging everyone to sign up and see what offer they receive.”

The amount of money that can be saved will vary depending on individual factors such as the current tariff, payment method, consumption and the winning bid.

There is no guarantee that an offer will be the cheapest but the model aims to ensure the majority of participants are offered lower annual energy bills than they are currently paying or are available at the time of the offer.

People can register and find out more information via wyreforestdc.gov.uk/BigEnergySwitch.