Mr Williamson, the Secretary of State for Defence, said “Good Life Energy is far more than an ordinary energy switching scheme and I’m delighted to endorse it. The whole ethos behind the scheme is about the council working together with a reputable local company to give residents and local businesses impartial advice and assist them to get the very best energy prices year on year. It’s not about collective switching or just offering a one-off tariff. Instead, it’s a very personal and caring approach, which can help everyone including those most vulnerable in our community.”
Many local businesses and residents have already seen the benefits and have been quick to praise the initiative.
Councillor Robert Reade, cabinet member for business transformation at South Staffordshire Council, said: “I’ve had personal experience of using the Good Life Energy team and without their assistance I would not have had the ability to resolve my home and business energy issues. I really can’t thank them enough for all their help and support.”
Good Life Energy was put together by South Staffordshire Council and local business partner Compare Energy Bills. It was initially a ‘grass roots’ project developed to help the community with the aim of making switching energy suppliers hassle free and easy.
Amanda Munro from South Staffordshire Council said: “Local businesses and residents told us that they find their energy bills confusing, don’t have time to look around or the expertise to resolve problems. Many also said they still have loyalty to an energy company or have just had a bad experience trying to switch by themselves. These are the people that could be paying the highest amount for their energy.”
“I would urge residents to get in touch with the Good Life Energy team, talk to them or attend one of the energy surgeries going on in the district this autumn and winter."
Information about Good Life Energy can be found at www.sstaffs.gov.uk/energy
Or call Freephone: 03333 058671.