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Another chance to get huge savings on your energy bills
Tuesday 5th March, 2013

People who missed out on the chance to join a pioneering energy savings scheme are being given another opportunity to get better deals.

More than 35,000 people signed up to for the Greater Manchester Fair Energy scheme when it was launched in January. They saved a total of £3m on their bills with some cutting their payments by up to £900 a year. In Wigan Borough, more than 1,700 residents signed up.

Now, those who missed out will be able to join a second scheme, which has opened this week (Monday 4th March). Anyone interested can register by visiting www.gmfairenergy.com or calling 0800 009 3363 before 8th April.

They will be placed into a ‘reverse auction’ and will be offered new energy deals which they can either accept or reject. Although it is targeted at people living in Greater Manchester, the scheme will be open to anyone in the UK to join and unlike many other schemes, will be open to people on pre-payment meters.

Barbara Sharp from Sale, who made a saving of nearly £300 through the January scheme, said: “I’d be reluctant to change supplies on my own because of the hassle of doing so, and yet a saving of more than £290 a year will make an enormous difference to me.

“I’d recommend this to anyone, particularly when it’s as a group offer like this which makes it much easier to change and also provides some reassurance that it’s something you can trust.”

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council and chairman of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, said: “The success of the last scheme spoke for itself, with thousands of people registering and achieving savings of more than £3m from their bills.

“However, that wasn’t the end of it as there are still tens of thousands of people across the region in fuel poverty. Fortunately, those who weren’t able to register now have another opportunity and I’d urge anyone interested to get involved now.”

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