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Switching increases by 10% during July

Commenting on the latest figures from Energy UK, which show a 10% year-on-year electricity switching increase for July, uSwitch.com energy expert Rik Smith said: “This is a significant increase in switching …

Renewable energy supplier Solarplicity ceases trading

Commenting on the news that renewable energy supplier Solarplicity has ceased trading, Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at uSwitch.com, said: “It’s unfortunately ironic that a supplier set up to provide 100% …

uSwitch comment on Ovo possibly buying SSE

uSwitch.com energy expert Sarah Broomfield said: “SSE have been looking for a fresh start for their retail energy business for the best part of two years. Ovo is a well …

CARDIFF ENERGY CEASES TRADING

Commenting on the news that gas-only supplier Cardiff Energy has ceased trading, uSwitch.com Head of Regulation Richard Neudegg said: “Cardiff Energy is – unfortunately – the thirteenth supplier in the …

Energy price cap reduced by Ofgem – uSwitch comments

Responding to the news that Ofgem will lower the price cap on standard energy tariffs by £75 on 1 October[1], uSwitch.com Head of Regulation, Richard Neudegg, says:  “On paper, a …

£426 million energy bill increase as slew of tariffs end

276 fixed price energy deals from 37 suppliers end between July and September[1] Bills for 1.6 million households will go up by £426 million if they don’t switch[2] The average …

Tougher tests for new energy companies introduced – but stronger checks for existing suppliers needed says uSwitch

Tougher entry tests for new energy suppliers[1] come into force on 5 July, designed to ensure they can finance their operations and have robust customer service plans in place. But …

Green Star Energy fined for failing customers in rented homes

Responding to the news[1] that Green Star Energy has been fined £350,000 by Ofgem for failing 1,800 customers in rented accommodation, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, Richard Neudegg, said: “Renters …

Front line emergency services workers struggle with unaffordable bills and energy debt

Overworked and underpaid – 81% of emergency service personnel are forced to ration their energy usage as they struggle with unaffordable bills[1] A staggering 83% worry about how much they …

Electricity switching figures for May 2019 – uSwitch Comments

Commenting on the latest electricity switching figures from Energy UK, which show that almost half a million energy customers switched supplier in May, uSwitch.com energy expert Sarah Broomfield says: “It’s …