Energy UK announces Audrey Gallacher as interim head

The announcement comes as current chief Lawrence Slade steps down this month

More than 5.3m customers switched suppliers so far in 2019

The figure is up 9.2% compared to the same period last year

Proposed target of deploying smart meters to 85% of homes by 2024 ‘is impossible’

Trade body Energy UK has warned the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suppliers are likely to be hit with large fines ‘as a result of factors outside their control’

Energy UK sets out policy proposals for next government

The organisation says the policies are needed if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero target at the lowest cost to consumers

September sees more than 600,000 electricity switches

That’s a 10% increase compared to the same time in 2018

Sir John Armitt: Government needs to make real decisions, not just warm words

He said driving towards a 2050 net-zero goal is a great idea but stressed the difficult part was only just beginning

Dermot Nolan: Ofgem must facilitate UK’s decarbonisation

That’s the call from Dermot Nolan, CEO of Ofgem, who spoke to ELN at Energy UK’s annual conference yesterday

Nearly 205k consumers switch from larger to smaller suppliers

More than four million consumers have switched so far in 2019, up 11% on the same time last year

Energy UK calls for ‘net zero test’ for all government policies

The trade body says it wants to ensure the new policies support rather than undermine the new 2050 goal

Electricity switching on the rise over summer

Around 34% of the switches were from larger to small and mid-tier suppliers in July