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GAS and electricity bills for people in East Hampshire and the borough of Havant could fall if they register for a new service.

Hampshire County Council is working with other local authorities across the county in the Switch Hampshire scheme which uses consumers’ combined purchasing power to seek a better deal on their bills.

The authority says customers could save between £60 to £200 a year on bills by joining the scheme. Running a collective switching scheme three times a year could lead to potential savings of up to £25m for Hampshire residents.

With approximately 760,000 households in Hampshire, if just two per cent signed up to switch energy supplier through the service, it would give a combined purchasing power of just over 15,000 customers

Registration is open until June 3.

After the registration closing date, Switch Hampshire will begin negotiations with energy companies.

Go to or call 01962 846828.