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Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

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 ...

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1.5 million people switched energy suppliers in last 6 months

1.5 million people switched energy suppliers in last 6 months

According to the industry trade body, 1.5 million customers switched energy suppliers in the first six months of this year, with roughly 600 switching to smaller suppliers. There has been a “steady long term increase” in the number of people ...

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Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

British Gas Business has been made to pay £5.6 million for incorrectly blocking business customers from switching to alternative suppliers, and failing to notify them their contract was due to end. 5.6% of objections made to customers looking to switch ...

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Switching figures peak at the end of 2013

More than 1 million customers changed their energy tariffs in November and December last year, according to the latest figures. Electralink recorded the data, which shows that 1,006,435 consumers changed their tariffs at the end of 2013. 23% moved over to ...

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November saw switching numbers double

November saw switching numbers double

Double the number of energy customers moved to new suppliers in November, according to figures from Electralink. 614,000 customers changed suppliers last month which is double than the previous month. It is also the highest level since 2010. Independent suppliers ...

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Ed Davey wants 24 hour energy switching to be a reality

Ed Davey wants 24 hour energy switching to be a reality

Energy Secretary Ed Davey says that he wants consumers to be able to switch energy companies within 24 hours. Speaking to parliament in his annual energy statement today, he said that reducing the time it takes to switch energy companies ...

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Goverment report shows that collective switching saves consumers £2.7m

Goverment report shows that collective switching saves consumers £2.7m

According to a new government report, collective switching schemes are saving consumers a great deal on their energy bills. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found that participating households had saved a total of £2.7 million across ...

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