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Households can cut energy costs by nearly £550,000

Nearly £550,000 is set to be clawed back by Surrey households on the annual cost of energy thanks to the county council’s help. More than 11,000 people joined the authority’s switch and save scheme to tackle rising fuel bills. They linked up with more than 150,000 people nationwide to use their collective clout to negotiate … Continue reading

Surrey features in Guardian debate on cutting energy bills

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency Denise Le Gal and Senior Category Specialist Barry Purdy participated in an online debate organised by the Guardian about local energy saving schemes. They highlighted the council’s switch and save initiative to cut gas and electricity bills. To view the debate, follow this link. To register for … Continue reading

Surrey leader launches scheme to slash energy bills

A new scheme to help people slash around £200 a year from their energy bills has been launched. The ‘switch and save’ scheme was officially unveiled by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge at today’s Full Council meeting. It comes after E.ON became the last of the major energy companies to push up prices when … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interviews Cabinet Member about energy switching scheme

Cabinet Member for Change and Efficiency Denise Le Gal was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Mark Carter about Surrey County Council’s new collective energy switching scheme, which aims to bring homes and businesses together to drive down the cost of gas and electricity. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Council helping to slash up to £7.5 million from energy bills

After striking a blow for consumers over doorstep energy selling, Surrey County Council is launching a campaign to slash up to £7.5 million from electricity and gas bills. The big six utility firms stopped cold calling after the council’s trading standards team successfully prosecuted Scottish and Southern Energy for using door to door sellers to … Continue reading

Scottish and Southern Energy appeal rejected in the High Court

Detail: The Court of Appeal today rejected Scottish and Southern Energy’s appeal against a conviction for misleading potential customers, in order to persuade them to switch energy supplier. The original prosecution was brought by Surrey County Council Trading Standards. Quote: Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “This case shone a … Continue reading


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