Lib Dems plan to save Derby residents up to £200 from energy bills

March 23, 2013 4:21 PM

House hold radLocal Lib Dem Councillors are calling on Derby City Council to back a plan which could save up to £200 from the average family's energy bill. They have submitted a motion to the next full Council meeting.

The call comes as most households in Derby have faced a massive hike in energy costs averaging 7% this winter from the Big 6 energy companies. The plan involves local people joining a collective purchase scheme organised by the City Council to buy energy collectively- enabling consumers to get cheaper rates through buying in bulk.

Local Councils such as Lib Dem run South Lakeland Council have been able to secure savings in the region of £100-£200 as a result. The scheme was launched by Lib Dem Energy Minister Ed Davey last year and already many Councils of all parties are following the Lib Dem lead.

Hilary Jones said"This is a brilliant plan from Lib Dems in government to push down rocketing energy bills. It's high time that Derby City council followed Councils up and down the country to help Derby's hard pressed families save money on their energy bills"