Welsh households told to haggle for energy prices
HOUSEHOLDS in Wales are being encouraged to get together to barter for the best fuel prices.
Wales Together (Cyd Cymru )set up by Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan councils with support from other local authorities and housing associations around Wales, hope to change the way energy is bought.
In an attempt to address the issue of rising fuel prices as winter approaches it effectively wants households to hold an auction with energy suppliers to see which firm offers the lowest price.
Ashley Govier, Cardiff council's cabinet member for environment, told the BBC: “Collective energy buying schemes mean consumers can band together to negotiate with energy suppliers to get the best rate on the market for consumers.
“The more people that get involved, the greater the potential to gain a better deal.”
Prime Minister David Cameron has urged consumers to switch suppliers for the best deal.