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Uswitch comment on Energy UK switching data

Cordelia Samson, energy expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “It’s good news to see that the number of people switching energy suppliers has risen for the first time during lockdown. “Households have …

Uswitch comments on Ofgem plans to cut network costs

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com, comments: “The amount of profit that network companies have been allowed to make in recent years has been a matter of significant controversy, given our …

Uswitch comments on the Chancellor’s £2bn vouchers scheme

Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “The extra heating and electricity used during lockdown is predicted to add £195 a year to the average home’s bills[1]. “So the Chancellor’s initiative …

Uswitch comments on Ofgem protections for energy customers

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com comments: “Ofgem’s proposals build on its recent strengthening of new supplier entry rules, and are a good next step towards ensuring consumers stay confident that their …

£28-a-week air con bill warning as workers and children swelter at home in heatwave

More than two million households are considering buying portable air con units as workers and children endure heatwave at home[1] Warnings that some domestic units burn 2.7kW power adding £28 …

Uswitch comments on new digital energy brand from British Gas

Will Owen, energy spokesman for Uswitch.com, said:  “Competition in the energy market is as hot as ever with consumers taking advantage of rock bottom wholesale prices to get some of the cheapest …

Smart meter installation deadlines – comment from Uswitch’s Head of Regulation, Richard Neudegg

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com comments on the Government’s plan for smart meter installation deadlines (published 18/06/2020): “Even before lockdown started, it had become completely clear that the end …

14 million homes face £288 million bill shock as unread meters hide rise in lockdown power use

Almost 14 million households with traditional meters[1] are facing a £288 million energy bill shock[2] as rising lockdown power use is belatedly added to bills More than two million households[2] …

Uswitch comments on suppliers resuming smart meter installations

Four of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers – E.on, Npower, British Gas and SSE – have resumed smart meter installations. Will Owen, energy expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “The lockdown put …

Cheapest energy deals since Summer 2018

Tumbling wholesale prices see home energy deals drop to their lowest period since Summer 2018[1]  Current cheapest deal costs just £764 a year on average[2] and the best value tariff …