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For residents

Collective energy switching

You have an opportunity to get a better deal on gas and electricity bills as part of The Big London Energy Switch.

The Big London Energy Switch is a collective energy switching auction that aims to help you lower your energy bills. The more people that register for The Big London Energy Switch, the greater the buying power and the lower the price that may be offered.


Savings depend on how much energy you use and the price of your current tariff.

Almost 1,500 Merton residents have signed up since the scheme began, collectively saving over £40,000. Average savings for Merton residents have been around £200 per year.

There is no guarantee that the switch will save you money. Consumers who have recently switched energy providers may be on the best-value tariff already. Those who are more than £500 in debt to an energy supplier are not allowed to switch their energy companies.

Register for the Big Energy Switch or telephone 020 8274 4901


For business

Brighter Business

Our Brighter Business scheme is now offering local businesses in Merton energy efficiency advice and support to help reduce the running costs and environmental impact of your business. The Brighter Business project is supported by the Mayor of London.

The scheme

The Brighter Business scheme is open to eligible businesses, charities and social enterprises in the borough and is offering:

  • fully funded energy efficiency surveys
  • grant funding to help some businesses with up to 50% of the cost of installing improvement measures identified in the surveys (subject to availability)
  • up to a maximum of £2,500 for premises up to 250 m2 in size
  • up to a maximum of £5,000 for business premises of more than 250m2 in size

How to apply

Complete the Brighter Business Application Form and De Minimis Disclosure Form of the Application Pack and return to the council.

Brighter Business Route (38kB)

Brighter Business Application Form (59kB)

De Minimis Disclosure Form (51kB)

Brighter Business Grant Request Form (64kB)

Brighter Business Completion Notice (59kB)


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