Local government launches new scheme to help SMEs tackle energy costs

Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be given help to drive down energy prices with the launch of a new energy switching scheme, unveiled at the Local Government Association annual conference, writes Edie.net.

Targeting an initial 60,000 enterprises across seven local authority areas, the Ready to Switch for Businesses scheme will help give SMEs access to cheaper gas and electricity prices, and free advice on how to avoid energy contract pitfalls, such as expensive rollover contracts.

Peterborough City Council will lead the initiative alongside Blackpool, Luton Borough, South Holland, Hull City, Wiltshire and Northumberland.

The scheme is also open to other councils to become members and to help their local SMEs drive down costs.

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