Merton Council offers chance to cut bills

Merton residents are being given the chance to tackle high energy bills by finding cheaper deals on gas and electricity under a council-backed scheme.

Big London Energy Switch

Big London Energy Switch

The latest Big London Energy Switch auction is taking place on Tuesday 3 February and residents are encouraged to register for the scheme, online or by phoning the council, to see if they can make any savings on their bills.

The Big London Energy Switch helps people find cheaper electricity and gas options by collectively negotiating a better deal with energy providers. A large group of people willing to change suppliers means that they have more bargaining power to negotiate the best possible deal with energy firms.

Thanks to the Big London Energy Switch, Merton residents who’ve signed up to the scheme have made an average realised saving of £220 per year.

Merton residents have until midnight on Monday 2 February to register for the next auction. It is up to residents to choose whether to switch or not when they receive their offer.

Anyone who pays a household energy bill can take part in the Big London Energy Switch. To register, go to or call Merton Council on 020 8274 4901.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: “This scheme is a great way to help our residents keep their homes warm at a lower price when energy bills are on the rise. I would encourage anyone who hasn’t signed up yet to register for the February auction and see what savings you could make.”