Steve pledges his support for the Liverpool City Region Collective Switch

(May 15, 2013)

LCR Energy Switch


Organised by Wirral-based charity, Energy Projects Plus, together with the Liverpool City Region local authorities, the scheme aims to reduce people’s energy bills by using collective buying power to negotiate cheaper tariffs from energy suppliers.

Anyone can join the LCR Collective Switch, regardless of current supplier or payment methods – you don’t even have to live in the Liverpool City Region. Those who have never switched their energy supplier or who haven’t switched in the last 12 months are likely to benefit most. The scheme aims to make it safer and easier to switch supplier and householders could typically save £189 per year on their energy bills.

The period of registration, when people can opt to join the collective switch, closes on the 3rd June 2013. By registering their details, householders will help give weight to the scheme by increasing its bulk buying power. They also need to register in order to receive information about, and benefit from, the tariffs that have been negotiated through the collective switch.

Steve said of the LCR Collective Switch "With over 2,300 registrations already, this initiative is hoping to give people the opportunity to come together and help reduce the cost of their energy bills. Many of my constituents have voiced their concern over the rising cost of energy prices, which are adding to the financial hardship in Liverpool Walton, one of the most deprived areas of the country. I welcome any scheme which offers my constituents the opportunity to save money and I hope more and more people register before the 3rd June".

The LCR Collective Switch is backed by Halton Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council and Wirral Council. It’s free to join and householders will be able to see how much they would save before they decide if they want to switch suppliers.

Householders can join the collective switch by registering online at  or by calling the local Save Energy Advice Line on freephone 0800 043 0151, where residents can also get free and impartial help and advice about saving energy at home.

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