Residents urged to sign up in a bid to save up to £200 on energy bills

Households in Boston could save up to £200 a year on their gas and electricity bills by signing up to an innovative bulk buying scheme.

Boston Borough Council has now joined a South Holland District Council-led collective buying scheme that aims to cut down on energy bills.

Residents need to register their interest before November 25, when there will be an auction to determine the price offered by providers.

Anyone registered will then be able to choose whether to snap up the deal.

South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter says deals in other parts of the country have slashed £50 to £200 off people’s bills.

He told The Standard: “By signing up you are not compelled - you are saying you might be interested.”

The move comes after high profile price rises announced by the big energy companies.

A Boston Borough Council spokesman said: “You could be in line for a better deal on domestic fuel bills. But you must act before November 25 or you could miss out. The more people that sign up the better the deal is likely to be.

“With energy prices continuing to soar, the councils hope to use their buying power to cut a deal to help the community.

“A prospective deal could slash gas and electricity bills and the savings could be significant.”

Registration is free and can be done for up to five households on one email address, so you can sign up a friend or relative who does not have internet access.

East Lindsey is also in on the energy deal.

Link to energy switch registration site