Press release:

Electricity switching closes in on another record year

Commenting on the news that 626,000 electricity customers switched supplier in October, uSwitch.com energy expert Rik Smith said:

“2019 is closing in on being another record year for switching, proving that UK households aren’t content to just sit on poor value standard deals and pay over the odds for their energy. Instead they’re taking action and moving to cheaper tariffs and better service.

“If you’re not happy with your current deal and haven’t switched energy provider in years, you’re probably paying too much for your gas and electricity. Households can save over £300 a year by switching away from expensive Standard Variable Tariffs, and there are over 60 suppliers to choose from.

”Now that the colder weather is setting in, it’s important that everyone has peace of mind over the winter that they can keep warm without worrying about their bills. As well as switching to a cheaper deal, some energy customers could also be eligible for help with their bills from the Government or grants to make their home easier to keep warm.”

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Notes to editors

  1. Figures from Energy-UK show that 626,284 electricity customers switched supplier in October 2019 – down 1.1% on October 2018. The total number of electricity switches so far in 2019 is 5,367,738 – a 9% increase year on year.
  2. Further details can be found on the Energy-UK website.

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