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NewsPRESS RELEASE: SCOTTISH PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 SCOTTISH CONSUMERS TO PUT SCOTLAND FIRST
PRESS RELEASE: SCOTTISH PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 SCOTTISH CONSUMERS TO PUT SCOTLAND FIRST

PRESS RELEASE: SCOTTISH PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 SCOTTISH CONSUMERS TO PUT SCOTLAND FIRST

PRESS RELEASE

 

TUESDAY 12 MAY 2015    

 

SCOTTISH PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 SCOTTISH CONSUMERS TO PUT SCOTLAND FIRST

Michael Stewart and One Big Switch are today launching the Big Energy Switch, a Scotland-wide people power campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Scotland.

The campaign, supported by a national TV and radio campaign, aims to use the huge buying power of 20,000 Scottish households to unlock group-discounted energy in Scotland.

One Big Switch is launching the campaign today because average fuel bills in Scotland have risen nearly four times faster than household incomes since 2003. (See Appendix 1)

The Big Energy Switch campaign aims to drive competition in the Scottish energy market by:

  • Signing up 20,000 Scottish consumers in the next 4 weeks,
  • Using their collective buying power to negotiate discounted electricity & gas offers,
  • Making this group-discounted offer available to those who join the campaign, and
  • Sparking an energy price war here in Scotland

This campaign will be the first exclusively Scotland-wide campaign of its type, focused purely on unlocking group-discounted energy here in Scotland.

Michael Stewart, the respected campaigner and football commentator, is directing the campaign, which is launching with a Scotland-wide television and radio campaign today.

Mr Stewart today welcomed the launch of this consumer campaign: “This a chance for people in Scotland to come together and use our collective power to deliver some real cost of living relief. Scottish consumers can use their collective power to put Scotland first, and unlock group-discounted energy for all Scottish families.”

“National group switching campaigns, like the Big Energy Switch, have worked in other countries to help fight back against the rising cost of living, and now is the time for Scottish consumers to act together to unlock group-discounted energy here as well,” he said.

One Big Switch is one of the world’s fastest growing consumer movements, with over 700,000 members. One Big Switch has previously used Big Energy Switch campaigns to unlock group-discounted energy, and spark energy price wars, in Australia and Ireland.

Joining the Big Energy Switch is entirely cost-free and obligation-free. Consumers who wish to sign up can visit www.onebigswitch.co.uk.  Registration closes midnight on 5 June 2015.

NB to editors & producers: Details of case study families, who are feeling the effects of the energy price rise crisis, and have joined the campaign, are available for media outlets.

 

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