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Status
Decision Scheduled
Title
Warwickshire Switch and Save Scheme - end of year one progress report
Is a Key Decision
No
Details

In Jan 2018 Cabinet authorised that up to £55 p.a. Warwickshire Energy Plan monies be allocated for an initial two year trial period to work with iChoosr to deliver a fuel switching scheme to households across Warwickshire (Warwickshire Switch and Save - WSS). 

The allocated monies were to cover costs to develop three promotional campaigns a year for two years aimed at reaching as many households as possible and enrolling and registering sufficient gas and electricity accounts to cover implementation costs. Some of the allocated budget was used to provide a registration and advice service for people needing assistance in switching such as those without access to the internet.

WSS underpins the OOPS2020 aim of supporting Warwickshire's communities and individuals to be supported so they are safe, healthy and independent.

WSS helps deliver on the Warwickshire Energy Plan policy area 3: 'Taking people out of fuel poverty and improving their health and wellbeing'. The official launch of WSS was on 10th April 2018. Three reverse auctions were held in May 2018, October 2018 and February 2019. The reverse auctions gave all licensed suppliers the opportunity to tender to provide the lowest price domestic tariffs for electricity only, dual fuel and pre-payment meters.

This report compares the Outline Business Case with actual project delivery and makes the recommendation that the scheme be continued following the first two years, ensuring that marketing and promotional budget does not exceed any referral fee income.

Meeting/Decision Date
Wed 5 Jun 2019
Notes
From Cabinet Minutes 25 Jan 2018 Cllr Richard Chattaway asked that the effectiveness of the new switching scheme be reviewed in May 2019 Resources, Fire & Rescue O&S once it had become established. In response it was agreed that the Communities and Resources & Fire & Rescue O&S Committee undertake this review jointly.
Rating
Yes
Directorate
Resources Directorate
Include Item on Forward Plan
Yes
Estimated Cost
Unknown
Office Contact
Jacky Lawrence
Background Papers
Is the Decision Maker Aware of the Decision
No
Is the Director / Assistant Director aware of the Decision
Yes
Is Decision County Wide
Yes
Would the recommended decision be contrary to the budget and policy framework
No
Budget Provision
£39,000 of energy plan monies already allocated to year two
Documents to be Given to Decision Maker
Decision Proposed
That the WSS scheme be continued following the first two years, ensuring that marketing and promotional budget does not exceed any referral fee income.
Decision Conclusion
Decision Maker Role
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Divisions

Admirals & Cawston; Alcester; Arbury; Arden; Atherstone; Attleborough; Baddesley & Dordon; Bedworth Central; Bedworth East; Bedworth North; Bedworth West; Benn; Bidford & Welford; Bilton & Hillside; Brownsover & Coton Park; Budbrooke & Bishop's Tachbrook; Bulkington & Whitestone; Camp Hill; Coleshill North & Water Orton; Coleshill South & Arley; Cubbington & Leek Wootton; Dunsmore & Leam Valley; Earl Craven; Eastlands; Feldon; Fosse; Galley Common; Hartshill & Mancetter; Hillmorton; Kenilworth Park Hill; Kenilworth St. John's; Kineton & Red Horse; Kingsbury; Lapworth & West Kenilworth; Leamington Brunswick; Leamington Clarendon; Leamington Milverton; Leamington North; Leamington Willes; New Bilton & Overslade; Nuneaton Abbey; Nuneaton East; Polesworth; Shipston; Southam, Stockton & Napton; Stockingford; Stour and the Vale; Stratford North; Stratford South; Stratford West; Studley; Warwick North; Warwick South; Warwick West; Weddington; Wellesbourne; Whitnash

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Overview and Scrutiny

Communities Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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Decision History

Date/TimeUserStatusDetails
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Business Item Created
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Committee Added Resources and Fire & Rescue Overview and Scrutiny Committee
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Meeting Added 05/06/2019 2:00PM
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Admirals & Cawston
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Alcester
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Arbury
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Arden
03/04/2019 11:38:29 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Atherstone
03/04/2019 11:38:30 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Attleborough
03/04/2019 11:38:30 Jacky Lawrence Division Added Baddesley & Dordon
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Approval/Comments

Workflow ActionUserRequested DateResponse Due DateResponded DateResponseResponse Comment
Approve Helen Barnsley Wed 3 Apr 2019 - 01:29 Fri 31 Dec 9999 Wed 3 Apr 2019 - 01:29 Accepted