Save £361 on average on your energy bills with the NHS Collective Switch via EnergyHelpLine
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Save £361 on average on your energy bills with the NHS Collective Switch via EnergyHelpLine

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Found 1st Mar 2016
Go to energyhelpline.com/NHS…ive to get started.

The providers are not allowed to advertise these rates, and you won't find them on any comparison sites.

Please do a quote before just voting cold - you may be pleasantly surprised.

I switched to E.ON's 'EHL Fixed 1 Year Collective Feb 2016 Paperless Tariff' and the rates are miles cheaper than what I was paying with SSE, on both gas and electricity. It literally took me 10 minutes to switch and was extremely easy.

The rates on my new tariff are as follows:

Gas: Unit Rate - 2.469p per kWh, Standing Charge - 21.90p per day, Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) - 2.99p per kWh

Electricity - Unit Rate - 11.351p per kWh, Standing Charge - 16.42p per day, Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) - 12.80p per kWh

I also receive a discount for having dual fuel and also paperless billing.

What is collective energy purchasing?
Collective purchasing refers to a group of consumers getting together via a third party to buy a specific plan from a gas and electricity supplier.

The idea is that a group will be able to negotiate better deals from the energy provider than an individual household could.

Collective purchasing schemes were popular in 2012 following endorsement from the government. After the initial fanfare, many of the schemes failed to take off as expected. However, in 2014 there has been renewed interest in the practice.

How does collective switching work?

In most cases, the first step in any collective energy switching or collective purchasing scheme is to bring together a group of people interested in the project – this group can be made up of residents of one building block or households within a council region.

Once a pre-determined number of people have signed up to the scheme, the scheme closes and a reverse auction for the energy supplier and plan is carried out.

A reverse energy auction means energy suppliers who want to supply the group will bid against each other. Whichever supplier offers the best deal is selected by the organization running the scheme.

The reason the plan is decided after registration for the scheme has closed is so that the group’s energy needs can be assessed, and a plan can be chosen that suits the energy needs of the majority of that group.

In most cases, the registrants to the scheme are under no obligation to take up the deal (but be sure to ask before singing up!). Once the plan is announced, they can decide whether it is worth switching to.
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Do your homework before you sign up! 'help the aged' recently got caught out selling a tariff that was meant to be cheaper but actually turned out more expensive than the providers standard tarrif! Turns out that 'help the aged' were on commission.
Just checked, SSE deal through the site works out to be a lot cheaper than my current EDF deal (which is unbeatable on comparison sites). Seems roughly 20% cheaper over the year (gas standing charge is almost 10p/day less!)

Almost seems too good to be true - certainly worth looking into.
modaj1

Do your homework before you sign up! 'help the aged' recently got caught … Do your homework before you sign up! 'help the aged' recently got caught out selling a tariff that was meant to be cheaper but actually turned out more expensive than the providers standard tarrif! Turns out that 'help the aged' were on commission.



This is nothing like the help the aged one, it's a collective and normally collectives are considerably cheaper than the market. However like help the aged on the organisers will be getting a referral fee from everyone who signs up.

A watch out in this check for an exit fee, many of the companies charge on now and the costs could get cheaper. Also remember that the big saving are normally for people who haven't switch. Check MSE they normally do write ups of these sorts of deals
If you are on a current fixed price contract, these savings will be misleading.

They assume you revert to the supplier's standard tariff when the current contract term ends.

Sure, other deals will be better than that, but they may not be better than the current contract for the rest of its term.
[quote=LesD]If you are on a current fixed price contract, these savings will be misleading.
They assume you revert to the supplier's standard tariff when the current contract term ends.
Sure, other deals will be better than that, but they may not be better than the current contract for the rest of its term.[/quote
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Its as per all to confuse us and at the end of the day ALL WE NEED is the cost of the KWH plus discounts but that would see us all with the same cheapest provider and thats not what they want now is it

Edited by: "q44q" 1st Mar 2016
For everyone just voting cold, please do a quote first - you may be pleasantly surprised.

The rates on my new tariff after switching are as follows:

Gas: Unit Rate - 2.469p per kWh, Standing Charge - 21.90p per day, Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) - 2.99p per kWh

Electricity - Unit Rate - 11.351p per kWh, Standing Charge - 16.42p per day, Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) - 12.80p per kWh

I also receive a discount for having dual fuel and also paperless billing.
For comparison the recent MSE BG switch rates were

Gas 2.64 p per kWh, 18.9p per day
Elec 8.14 per kWh, 18.9p per day

So while the gas is a little bit cheaper, the electricity prices are very high.

Sorry, cold from me.
the engineer

For comparison the recent MSE BG switch rates were Gas 2.64 p per kWh, … For comparison the recent MSE BG switch rates were Gas 2.64 p per kWh, 18.9p per dayElec 8.14 per kWh, 18.9p per daySo while the gas is a little bit cheaper, the electricity prices are very high.Sorry, cold from me.



But this isn't available anymore. Brilliant if you got it when it was on, but at the moment I think the NHS collective is the best out there?
Quote for 'Places for People Energy' through the above link:

Electricity: 17p/day standing charge, 10.20p/kWh - Total for year £327.03 (EDF currently charge £441.39)
Gas: 15.90p/day standing charge, 2.55p/kWh - Total for year 334.79 (EDF currently charge £544.22)

So based on the above, if its all above board when I go through the order process, I'll be saving just over £300, or around 32%.Prices are fixed for 18 months, £30 exit fee (per fuel type) if you cancel beforehand.
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Edited by: "Plasticpaddy" 1st Mar 2016
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