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UK households face £63 million 'bill shock' as fixed energy deals come to an end

Energy bills could rise by £63 million as 57 fixed deals from 16 suppliers finish at the end of November, according to new data from Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service...

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Uswitch comments on energy price cap potential bad debt adjustment

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com, said: “COVID-19 has left some energy customers struggling to pay their bills, and it is right that Ofgem ensures suppliers can continue to support the...

All I want for Christmas is Zoom - 29 million set to video call family this Christmas

As coronavirus restrictions push consumers towards a digital Christmas, over half (55%) of the UK plan to wish family and friends a ‘Merry Christmas’ via video calling apps this year, reveals Uswitch.com...

Uswitch reveals the safest and most dangerous roads in the UK

Kent has been revealed to have the most dangerous roads in the UK, according to new research from Uswitch.com. The study, which analysed data from the Department for Transport, looked at the 131,369 deaths and...

Uswitch comments on Ofcom's latest Q2 telecoms complaints data

Nick Baker, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, says: “This is the first real indication we’ve had of consumer satisfaction with their broadband provider since the lockdown started, and it’s reassuring to see that complaints...

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Black Friday shoppers would queue online for an hour to save £200

With the vast majority of Black Friday purchases likely to be made on the internet this year due to lockdown, shoppers say they would be willing to wait over an hour in an online queue if it meant saving £200...

Uswitch offers advice to drivers during the second UK lockdown

Florence Codjoe, car insurance expert at Uswitch.com, offers advice to vehicle owners during the second UK lockdown. Non-essential travel: Non-essential journeys during November could result in a £200 fine...

Mobile users pay out £489 million a year for unexpected charges

Ignorance is far from bliss for the nearly half of mobile phone users who fail to check their bill each month, as new research by Uswitch.com has found that millions are racking up unexpected charges...

Uswitch comments on Utilita overcharging customers

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com, said: “Utilita’s overcharging affected almost 40,000 prepayment customers, a group which includes vulnerable people...

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UK households could save £1.4bn by turning thermostats down by just 1°C

Two thirds of UK households are turning up their thermostat to over 20°C to keep them warm this autumn, but setting it just one degree lower could save them £1.4billion while also meeting recommendations set by climate change experts...

Uswitch comment on BT partnering with Ericsson to strengthen its 5G infrastructure

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “BT has acted quickly to reassure the market that its 5G infrastructure will be ready for a post-Huawei future. With deals now in place with both Ericsson and Nokia...

Uswitch comments on Ofcom banning the sale of locked mobile phones

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at Uswitch.com, says: “Today’s announcement on mobile handset locking will finally rid the industry of this anachronistic practice. From December 2021, mobile providers...

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