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uSwitch comments on record number of energy switches in 2017

Commenting on figures from Energy UK which show that a record 5.5 million customers switched energy supplier in 2017, Shona Eyre, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “This fantastic milestone proves that more and more energy …

uSwitch comments on Shell’s acquisition of First Utility

Commenting on the announcement that Shell has agreed to buy First Utility, Emma Bush, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Shell’s acquisition of First Utility opens up some interesting possibilities, such as …

uSwitch comments on Ofgem’s supplier standard variable tariff league table

Commenting on Ofgem’s supplier standard variable tariff league table published today, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “We’ve long been championing for households to get off these expensive standard …

Ho ho host: hosting friends and family this Christmas will cost the nation £3 billion

The average household will spend over £200 hosting their guests[1] this Christmas – the equivalent of almost £3 billion across the nation[2] Keeping visitors fed and watered will cost an …

Over two million working families are struggling to pay energy bills this winter

Over two million working families are struggling to pay their energy bills going into winter[1] Households face difficult decisions – over a quarter worry that they won’t be able to …

Ireland bottom in European Quality of Life Index

 Republic of Ireland comes last in latest uSwitch Quality of Life Index – let down by poor mobile signal, lack of sunshine and high retirement age Non-EU member Switzerland tops …

uSwitch responds to British Gas’ energy market proposals

Commenting on Centrica’s package of proposals to reform the energy market, Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “These initiatives by British Gas have the potential to effect positive change for its …

5 million homes set to swelter this winter in temperatures hotter than Tenerife

6 million households will sizzle in homes warmer than Tenerife[1] this winter, potentially costing an extra £368 million[2] Almost half (13 million) mistakenly turn up the thermostat in an attempt …

uSwitch responds to possible SSE/nPower merger

Commenting on the possibility of a merger between SSE and nPower, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “If this deal goes ahead it could create one of the biggest energy suppliers …

uSwitch comments on SSE plans to move energy customers away from Standard Variable Tariffs

SSE has written to the Government about its plans for the future of Standard Variable Tariffs. Commenting on the proposals, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says: “It’s significant that four of …