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RESIDENTS are being urged to sign up to a collective switch and see how much they could save on their energy bills.

The next round of the Merseyside Collective Switch is now open and St Helens residents are invited to register their interest and see how much they could save by taking part.

More than 150,000 households have taken part in the Merseyside Collective Switch so far with more than £750,000 has been saved collectively by those who switched.

Residents can save up to £214 off your average yearly bill this winter by taking part.

Chris Cahill from St Helens took part in the collective switch and saved £649 through switching her tariff.

She said: “It was really quick and easy to switch through the Merseyside Collective Switch and I’m thrilled to be saving such a significant amount on my gas and electricity bill.”

The Switch Together, Save Together scheme is organised by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, alongside the six Merseyside local authorities and Viridis.

Collective switching works by asking people to register their interest then uses collective buying power to negotiate an exclusive tariff from energy suppliers.

The exclusive tariff is only available to those who register for the collective switch. Previous rounds of the switch have attracted exclusive offers from both the large and smaller suppliers and some tariffs have been the best on the market.

In addition to the Collective Switch offer tariff, participants are welcome to switch to any tariff on the market to find the deal that’s right for them, with tariffs shown against each other for comparison.

The scheme aims to make it easier and safer to switch supplier, and advisors are on hand to offer free and impartial help every step of the way.

Peter Owen, Chief Executive of Energy Projects Plus said: “As we hit the colder months, and our energy use increases, now is a great time to check if we are on the tariff best for us.

“The Collective Switch has been created to make checking as simple and straightforward as possible, with support available at all stages. I would encourage everyone to join in and see how much they could save.”

Residents are invited to register their interest in the collective switch by Sunday 14 February in order to receive information about the exclusive tariffs. It’s free to join, and there is no obligation to switch once the offers are released.

To join the Merseyside Collective Switch simply register online at or call the local Save Energy Advice Line on Freephone 0800 043 0151, where free and impartial help and advice about saving energy at home is also available.