People power collective switching campaign launches today

One Big SwitchA campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland using people power is being launched today.

One Big Switch has launched the Big Energy Switch in Scotland in response to the current energy affordability crisis gripping Scotland in which one in three Scottish households is suffering from fuel poverty.

The campaign is aiming to boost competition in the Scottish energy market by signing up 20,000 consumers in the next four weeks willing to switch together and use their collective buying power to negotiate discounted electricity & gas offers. The resulting group-discounted offer will then be available to those who join the campaign.

David Liston, senior campaigner at One Big Switch, has launched the second Big Energy Switch campaign in as many years in response to the affordability crisis.

He said: “Scottish households are fed up with the relentless rise in energy costs. With the current rate of fuel poverty, it’s clear this is a serious national issue that needs addressing now.

“The Big Energy Switch campaign, worked last year to help fight back against the rising cost of living, and now is the time for Scottish consumers to once again act together to unlock a better deal.”

Around 34,000 consumers took part in the Big Energy Switch in Scotland in 2015 which unlocked group discounted electricity for thousands for Scots.

Registration closes at midnight 25 March 2016.

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