Sutton Council fights fuel poverty
Sutton Council is trying to help households facing fuel poverty.
19 London boroughs were each given a share of £686,655 by the Government's Cheaper Energy Together fund.
Sutton will use its share of the funding to work with residents who struggle to keep warm and could benefit most from switching their energy tariff.
The aim is to sign up as many Londoners as possible for the Big London Energy Switch.
Councillor Colin Hall said: “It really couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do is register your interest. There’s absolutely no obligation to switch, you decide that later. There’s nothing at all to lose.”
It is estimated that 7,500 in homes Sutton are in fuel poverty.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, chair of Sutton Council’s environment and neighbourhoods committee, said: “No one should have to choose between heating and eating, yet people who most need to stay warm to stay healthy are the least likely to make sure they are getting the best energy deal.
“This pioneering scheme will help tackle fuel poverty and is just one of the ways we are helping residents, particularly those on low incomes, keep warm at home.”
For more information visit biglondonenergyswitch.org.uk or call 020 8770 5070.