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Time for an energy tariff spring clean

A host of organisations and businesses across Greater Manchester have joined a city-wide Big Clean Switch campaign to get a cleaner electricity tariff.

A host of organisations and businesses across Greater Manchester have joined a city-wide Big Clean Switch campaign to get a cleaner electricity tariff.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have partnered with the national Big Clean Switch initiative to set up a special price comparison and switch service for the city - the first of its kind in the UK.

The Ofgem-approved website compares users’ current energy tariff with 100 per cent renewable electricity alternatives and offers an easy switch process.

As well as all ten Greater Manchester local authorities, a host of other organisations from across the city including Greater Manchester NHS, football clubs, universities and businesses are backing the campaign.

Switching to renewable power has been described as the quickest and most cost-effective way for a business to cut its carbon footprint.

It can also save money - the average household saving through the initiative is £300 a year. 

The campaign is funded through commission paid to them by energy suppliers, meaning the tariffs are as low as possible. A third of the commission is also given to GMCA to help fund local environmental projects across the city region. 

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