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Smart meter rollout extended to 2024

Commenting on the news that the Government is to extend the Smart Meter installation deadline to 2024, uSwitch.com Head of Regulation Richard Neudegg said: “The Government has finally bowed to the inevitable and …

Ovo Energy buys SSE

Commenting on the news that Ovo Energy has reached an agreement to buy SSE Energy Services, uSwitch energy expert Rik Smith said: “SSE has been looking for a buyer for …

Apple reveals host of exciting services at iPhone 11 launch event

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Expectations were low ahead of the launch of the iPhone 11, with leaks suggesting few exciting innovations. But what Apple revealed will give …

Eversmart Energy ceases trading

Commenting on the news that Eversmart Energy has ceased trading, uSwitch.com energy expert Emma Bush said: “Eversmart Energy is the sixth supplier to go out of business since the start …

Half of parents want schools to ban mobile phones as children take £2.3 billion worth of gadgets to class every day

Children will take £2.3 billion[1] of gadgets into school this year, each carrying an average of £300[1] of electronic gear — up 38% in three years[2] Half of parents want …

One in three homes report problems with smart meters

A third (31%) of smart meter owners have encountered issues with their devices since their unit was installed[1] – from meters ‘going dumb’ to displays breaking[2] One in five (20%) …

Exciting news as Sky launches ultrafast broadband

Commenting on Sky launching Ultrafast broadband, Dani Warner, broadband expert at uSwitch.com, says: “Sky’s entry into the world of ultrafast broadband is exciting news for consumers, and a big step …

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 …