Expert view: let’s have a collective switching party!

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Ben Wilson - his soirees are the stuff of legend
"I want to wow my guests with a slap-up spread – but I also want to help them save money – and collective switching could be the perfect way to do it"
  • | by Ben Wilson

There’s a real buzz in the air at Chez Wilson at the moment.

“And why’s that?” I hear you exclaim.

Well, come a little a closer and I’ll tell you – but it’s a secret.

The reason for the giddy excitement around these parts is because one of my famous collective switching parties is just around the corner. It’s a perfect chance to invite my neighbours round and persuade them to try something new.

I’m currently undergoing the painstaking task of putting together a cocktail menu (cheeky mimosa? Don’t mind if I do…) and sourcing the finest gravadlax and other sundry ingredients for my notorious amuse bouche selection.

I’ll also be dusting off the fondue set, and polishing my Stuart Crystal – it’s those little touches of class that make my legendary soirees go with a bang.

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Of course, I want to wow my guests with a slap-up spread – but I also want to help them save money – and collective switching could be the perfect way to do it.

If you’re not wise to the wonders of collective switching, then let me elaborate.

It’s a fabulous way of clubbing together to negotiate a better energy deal.

And don’t worry if your social circle’s more limited than mine – it’s absolutely fine (and positively encouraged) to do it with perfect strangers.

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Using the collective bargaining power of heaps of customers means that you could potentially secure a finger-licking deal on your gas and electricity.

Gocompare.com’s latest collective switch is just around the corner – 23 May.

It’s a piffle to get involved too.

All you need to do is enter your name, where you live and your energy usage.

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Then, the team at Gocompare.com and our friends at Energy Helpline will do the donkey work and negotiate a lip-smacking deal on your gas and electricity, getting the energy companies to bid for your business.

At the conclusion of the switch, there’s no pressure to go the whole hog if you’ve got cold feet. You’ll be offered a tempting tariff, but you’re under no obligation to accept if you don’t want to.

However, if you like what you see, then you can sign up and switch.

So, roll on 23 May – now, where did I put my Demis Roussos LP?