We all want to be spending less on our household bills and spending more on the exciting stuff in life, right?
Switching your energy is quite simply the easiest way to save money on your bills without having to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle.
A record 4.8 million people switched their energy in 2016, but there are still too many people paying over the odds for their gas and electricity. Energy suppliers have increased prices by as much as 15%* in recent months, with the average household bill at £1,142**.
Why aren’t people switching?
We believe that people are not switching energy providers due to a number of factors:
- The perceived hassle of the switch;
- Disbelief over the savings figures made;
- A resigned view that all suppliers are the same, so there’s no point switching;
These perceptions have been difficult to change.
New and competitive tariffs are always being launched; so why pay more than you need to on an expensive tariff?
The NHS & Healthcare Energy Club
We know healthcare workers are a busy bunch, and finding the time to compare energy providers will be pretty low down on your list. That’s why we created the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club to take the hassle and stress out of switching your energy.
We’ve already saved our members a whopping £8.4 million through our energy switch. Our switching partner finds you the best deal to save you money, so that you can spend it on something a little bit more exciting, just like Doris.
Taking that first step
A comparison may seem like a daunting prospect; however, our switching partner compares against all licensed UK suppliers to ensure that you are offered the best energy deal available.
“How is it possible to make a saving? The Direct Debit with the new supplier is higher than what I’m paying now”, we hear you cry.
Don’t be alarmed. This is just one of the downsides of the price increases; but that does not mean the savings will not apply to you. They will. If your current supplier does not show up in the results table then the deal they can offer you for the next year is simply not competitive.
It is a common misconception that the Direct Debit figure alone determines which deal is the cheapest. Do not be fooled. The cost of a tariff is made up of unit rates, standing charges and occasionally discounts that are awarded for paying by Direct Debit and managing your account online.
Your Direct Debit can be altered by a supplier and is not always a true reflection of what you should be spending to cover your usage.
We’re working hard to negotiate the cheapest deal possible and this will be available to our members on 20th June. By signing up to the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club, you’re joining thousands of other healthcare staff who save money on their energy.
So, are you ready to ‘Be more Doris’ and see what you can save? Sign up to the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club now!
*Npower electricity price rise 15% (16/03/17).
**Average household bill £1,142 (Source: energyhelpline.com. All calculations are for an average usage dual fuel household paying by monthly direct debit. Average usage as defined by OFGEM is 12,500 kWh pa of gas and 3,100 kWh. Correct as of 17/05/17)
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