Deadline to cut fuel costs fast approaching

Press release: An abstract view of the Council crest

Time is running out for residents to take advantage of North Tyneside Council’s latest energy switching scheme.

As part of its commitment to help households reduce their soaring gas and electricity bills, the local authority is encouraging residents to sign up see what they can save.

Run by national switching company, iChoosr, the initiative brings customers together to negotiate a better deal for their energy bills.

The council is promoting the scheme after considerable savings - an average of £208 per year - were made for residents when it was run in the borough late last year.

And now, residents have under a week to sign up, as with registration closing on Monday, February 1.

Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member for Environment, said: “The collective energy switching scheme has proven to be an excellent initiative for residents in North Tyneside.

“With energy prices rising, it’s important that we, as the council, work towards improving the situation for our residents – and this initiative has helped do that.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to sign up and see what they can save before the deadline.”

People can sign-up online by searching ‘energy’ at, calling 0345 2000 101 or by using the public facilities at the borough’s Customer First Centres.