Press release:

2019 set to be record year for electricty switches – uSwitch comments

Commenting on the latest electricity switching figures from Energy-UK, which show that switching in 2019 has hit last year’s record-breaking total with a month to spare, energy expert Rik Smith said:

“We’re on course for a record number of switches in 2019 as a result of the huge increase in the cost of standard tariffs earlier in the year, followed by fierce competition between big and small suppliers – with attractive fixed deals becoming a feature in the battle to attract customers.

“Switching energy supplier is predominantly a cost decision. But there are other factors influencing customers in 2019, with the number of green energy deals in the best buy tables also likely to have contributed to the rise in switches throughout the year.

“In the past six months we’ve seen the lowest-priced deals becoming even cheaper, and households should be able to look forward to great value tariffs remaining on offer as we head into January. There are more than 40 fixed deals for less than £1000 per year available at the moment – so people can get a head start on their new year’s resolution to sort out their finances by switching now.”

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Notes to editors

Full details on electricity switching in November 2019 can be found on the Energy-UK website.

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