200,000 people sign up to The Big SwitchThousands support campaign for cheaper energy

06 March 2012

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200,000 people have signed up to The Big Switch

A new Which? campaign to help consumers get a better deal on their energy bills has attracted 200,000 signatures in just a month.

The Big Switch is a new way for consumers to buy – and save money – on their gas and electricity bills. It’s being run by Which? and campaign group 38 degrees.

Using the power of thousands of consumers, we’ll speak to gas and electricity suppliers and hope to negotiate a new energy tariff that will be the cheapest on offer. We’ll then help people make the switch to the new tariff, if they want to. Find out more about how The Big Switch works

Join The Big Switch

So far almost 180,000 people have registered their interest in joining The Big Switch via The Big Switch website and around 20,500 have signed up by post.

Over 100 MPs, representing all three major parties, have also signalled support by signing The Big Switch campaign early day motion. An early day motion allows MPs to draw attention to an event or cause.

Cheaper energy bills

Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, said: 'It is fantastic that so many people are taking action to get a better deal on their energy bills. 

'We know people are really struggling with bills as their household incomes are squeezed.

'The Big Switch is the first time UK consumers will come together in such big numbers to negotiate cheaper energy deals. 

'This is also a great opportunity for the energy companies to show real commitment to giving their customers the best possible price for their energy.'

Save money on energy

You can sign up to The Big Switch until 31 March. Once we’ve negotiated a new energy deal we’ll let you know and you can decide whether or not to switch.

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