Tackling the cost of living crisis

Helping people get the best energy deal


Telford and Wrekin Council, Nottingham City Council, Liverpool City Council, Southampton City Council, Bristol City Council

In 2017, Telford & Wrekin Council, in partnership with Agility Eco and UK Power, launched a new Energy Support Service, “Switch Telford”.  This service provides people with free, impartial price comparisons and the ability to switch providers.  In the first year almost 600 switches were made with an average saving of £200 per year, with the highest saving of £650. 

Nottingham City Council have led the way in setting up their own council-owned non-profit energy companies, to challenge the ‘Big Six’ energy companies and deliver value for residents. Other Labour councils have also developed their own ‘white-label’ energy companies, including Liverpool, Southampton and Bristol.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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