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Smart meter installations suspended – Uswitch comments

Commenting on news that energy suppliers are suspending smart meter installations due to coronavirus, Cordelia Samson, energy expert at Uswitch.com, says: “It’s no surprise that ‘non-essential’ work like the smart meters …

Stay-at-home Britons could spend an extra £52 million a week on energy bills

The UK could spend an extra £52 million a week[1] on household energy bills as an estimated 16.8 million people[2] stay at home due to coronavirus Households where people have …

Gnergy exits UK energy market – Uswitch comments

Commenting on the news that Gnergy has ceased trading, Rik Smith, energy expert at Uswitch.com, said: “Gnergy has been in a precarious position for a while, and was previously issued …

Uswitch comments on EDF’s reported bid for iSupply

Commenting on news reports suggesting that Big Six energy supplier EDF is set to buy challenger brand iSupply, Rik Smith, energy expert at Uswitch.com, said: “iSupply’s exit from the UK …

‘Oil price fall will take time to turn into good news for energy customers’ – Uswitch comments on oil price crash

Commenting on the recent oil price fall, Rik Smith, energy expert at Uswitch.com, says: “The oil price crash could be good news for consumers, who may see a knock-on effect …

“Ban could damage growth plans of energy suppliers” – Uswitch comments on Ofgem order to five suppliers to enroll in smart meter network

Commenting on Ofgem’s announcement that five energy suppliers have been banned from taking on new customers until they are enrolled in the smart meter communications infrastructure, Rik Smith, energy expert …

Fear of energy bills forces 1.4 million pensioners to rely on just one cooked meal a day to stay out of debt

1.4 million (23%) of over 65-year olds in households with an annual income of £30,000 rely on just one cooked meal a day to stay out of debt[1] 2.4 million …

450,000 electricity customers switched suppliers in January – Uswitch comments

Commenting on the news that 450,000 electricity customers switched suppliers last month, Uswitch.com energy expert Sarah Broomfield said: “With 450,000 electricity switches in January, energy customers are sending a message loud …

Customer satisfaction increases as Octopus Energy voted ‘Supplier of the Year’ in Uswitch Energy Awards

Octopus Energy takes the ‘Supplier of the Year crown from OVO Energy, as well as scooping three other category wins Bulb finishes runner-up overall, on top of four category wins …

Energy price cap lowered by £17 – Uswitch comments

Ofgem reduces energy price cap on Standard Variable Tariffs (SVTs) by £17 to £1,162[1] on average from 1 April, in response to falling gas and electricity costs But 11 million …