DECC has claimed that it’s “Power to Switch” campaign has saved the public millions.
In just one month it says the government scheme was used by 130,000 households to switch energy suppliers – saving them £38m.
The Coalition’s advert and poster campaigns pushed the move, together with it’s dedicated website www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com, receiving more than 350,000 visits.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “Our campaign has helped put millions of pounds back in people’s pockets – and thousands have benefited. A huge increase in switching in a four week period shows that people want better deals from energy providers – and our reforms to the market have driven competition and made that possible.”
Compared with the same period the previous year, the figures, provided by Ofgem accredited price comparison sites, also showed a 193% increase in total savings and an 80% increase in the number of households who switched.
Energy UK will release the electricity switching figures covering the campaign period in April & May.