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Registration is open for the Big Community Switch – Sign up to Save Today

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is delighted to promote the Big Community Switch as a safe and simple option for our residents to save money on their fuel bills.

Registration is now open for the next auction which will take place on the 8 October 2019. Registration is open for Stockton-on-Tees residents until 7 October 2019.

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Why Should I Register?

The Big Community Switch can and does create great deals. A recent switch produced an average estimated saving of £119 a year for our residents who registered and took part.


How do I get a Good Deal?

First step - sign up and register - it’s free and without any obligation.

On 8 October 2019 a variety of energy companies will compete to become the energy supplier for the customers that sign up for the switch. The more customers that are signed up and registered the more competitive the deal is likely to be.

If registered, you will receive your personal offer highlighting how much you might save. If you choose to accept this no obligation offer you will need to follow the online instructions to make the switch. There are significant savings to be made.


How Do I Register?

If you live in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees you can continue to register until 7 October 2019.

Follow the link below and complete the simple online form to take part in the switch.


I have registered in the past, do I need to register again?

If you are approaching the end of a fixed term contract, yes. Also if you are on a Standard Variable Tariff then you should register to switch.

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It helps to have a recent energy bill handy when you register to make the process as easy as possible.

If you don’t have access to a computer, or you would like some practical help and support with registering, call Stockton District Advice and Information Service on 01642 633877.


I rent my home, can I take part?

Yes. To take part you must have an energy bill in your or your partner’s name.


I have a prepayment / key card meter, can I take part?

Yes, however you must not be more than £500 in debt to your current fuel supplier to switch.


The opportunity to save money on your business energy bills continues….

It’s not just households that can switch to a better value energy tariff – businesses can do the same. We have teamed up with 'iChoosr' and 'Make It Cheaper' to help your business or community group secure a better energy deal.

The process works a little differently, but if you've never switched your business gas or electricity then you could cut your bills by as much as 30%.

Make It Cheaper can compare prices from different suppliers, help you choose the right tariff and set up your contract, saving your business time and reducing your energy costs.

Find out more about Make it Cheaper.

Please note: The process of switching your business gas or electricity is not quite the same as switching your home energy, so this is not directly part of the Big Community Switch.