Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Council’s should 'fight back' rising energy bills by negotiating on behalf of residents
Council’s should 'fight back' rising energy bills by negotiating on behalf of residents Following an initiative taken by a number of councils in London who have joined together to try and collectively force energy companies to offer lower tariffs to customers, Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff, has written to all of the local councillors in his Hall Green constituency suggesting that Birmingham City Council should consider a similar scheme. Roger said: "Birmingham City Council is the second largest council in the country with 1 million people and it could operate a similar scheme for the residents of Birmingham. All that Birmingham residents have to do is register their interest and then the council could then negotiate on their behalf to get the best deal." Roger went on to say: "Councils are having to make massive cutbacks right across the board and I would have thought that anything that they can do to' fightback' the seemingly endless rises in energy prices makes a lot of sense".