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ENERGY BILLS TO INCREASE BY £16 MILLION AS FLURRY OF FIXED TARIFFS COME TO AN END ON 31ST JANUARY

47 fixed price energy deals from 13 suppliers end in January[1] The average increase is £114, but some customers could see price hikes of over £190 per year (19%) if …

Ofgem open investigations into two smaller energy firms – uSwitch comments

Commenting on the news that Gnergy has not met the final demand to pay its renewable energy subsidies and faces enforcement action by Ofgem, uSwitch.com energy expert Rik Smith said: …

Important for services to markedly improve, if they are going to cost more – uSwitch comments on Ofcom’s announcement to supercharge broadband investment

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, comments: “Ofcom is being strongly pushed by the Government and European Code rules to provide companies with the incentives they say they need …

UK HOUSEHOLDS SAVE ESTIMATED £1.7 BILLION SWITCHING ENERGY DEALS IN 2019

uSwitch.com data shows average savings of £283 per household in 2019[2][2] Broughton, Manchester revealed as savviest postcode for switching and saving[2] Over half (53%) of switches in London were to …

‘Still a long way to go’ – comment from uSwitch.com on Ofcom’s Connected Nations report revealing three million UK home now have full fibre

Dani Warner, broadband expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Getting full-fibre broadband to three million UK homes is a step in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go …

Paying £1,000 for a restricted device feels outdated – uSwitch comments on Ofcom plans to ban locked handsets

Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch.com, says: “This latest round of Ofcom proposals to ban the selling of locked handsets is great news for consumers. Smartphones can cost in excess of …

2019 set to be record year for electricty switches – uSwitch comments

Commenting on the latest electricity switching figures from Energy-UK, which show that switching in 2019 has hit last year’s record-breaking total with a month to spare, uSwitch.com energy expert Rik …

iSupply Energy fined for overcharging customers – uSwitch comments

Head of Regulation at uSwitch.com, Richard Neudegg, said: “iSupply has badly let down consumers. Mistakes can happen, but they overcharged their own customers and did nothing about it until the …

UK’s worst street for broadband is more than 800 times slower than the fastest

The UK’s slowest street for broadband is Kingsclere, Huntington in York — with average download speeds of 0.22Mbps[1] This is 830 times slower than Darwin Street, Livingston in Scotland, which …

From postcode average to precise address – uSwitch to launch first cross provider, property-specific broadband speeds tool

New tool will show exactly what services are available, alongside accurate broadband speed range specific to each individual property – rather than a national average Agreement reached with Openreach and …