AN ENERGY tariff dedicated solely to Barnsley residents has been delayed because of a ‘technical glitch’ with its website.

The council-approved Barn-sley Energy Tariff aims to provide fair, transparent and competitive prices and deals.

It was due to go live on Monday, with the council urging people to make the switch.But a spokesman said there was a technical problem with the website, which meant the launch date had been put back.

It is estimated people who have never switched their energy supplier could be paying £300 over the odds each year with the tariff intended to offer savings to Barnsley people.

Once launched the tariff will be available for every household with a Barnsley postcode, regardless of whether residents own or rent their property.