Barking and Dagenham energy swap set to ‘save tens of thousands’

Council chiefs plan to sever links with an energy buying group in an attempt to save tens of thousands of pounds.

Barking and Dagenham Council is moving to stop using Kent-based Laser and instead forge new links with the Government Procurement Service (GPS).

A July 24 cabinet report revealed the contract with Laser was due to end on July 31 and arrangements with GPS were expected to save up to �20,000 every year.

The cabinet were given details of the switchover, described as an “urgent action”, at Dagenham Civic Centre in Wood Lane on Tuesday.