More than 500k Brits switched electricity suppliers in May

It marks a 13% increase compared to the same month last year

Energy UK: Government must tweak energy auctions

The industry organisation suggests changes are needed to “not only keep up the pace of decarbonisation in future but go further and faster”

Consumers switching power suppliers hit half a million in April

The total number of switches this year stand at just under 1.8 million so far

Energy Vulnerability Commission announces panel

It is seeking views from charities and businesses that have experience working directly with people in vulnerable circumstances

Energy UK consults on standards for smart EV charging

Smart charging will allow drivers to charge their vehicles at the lowest price, through time of use tariffs for example and reduce potential impact of EVs on the grid

New Year energy switching soars

The number of customers switching energy suppliers has increased by 14% this year. Latest figures from Energy UK reveal nearly 400,000 customers switched in January 2018, out of which a quarter represented customers gained by small and mid-tier suppliers. It follows a record 5.5 million number of switches last year. Confidence in switching is also […]

Energy UK probes improved standards for vulnerable customers

The energy industry is to explore how standards of care and support for vulnerable customers could be improved. Trade body Energy UK has launched a new Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances, which will be independently chaired and comprised of commissioners from across the business, charity and consumer advice communities. They will consider the different […]

Energy UK launches smart prepayment switching principles

New principles aimed at easing the switching process for prepayment customers with smart meters have been launched. Energy UK said the principles will ensure suppliers provide the information and support needed by customers who have a smart meter in prepayment mode before, during and after switching companies. Suppliers that have signed the principles will agree […]

Energy switching on the rise

Energy switching continues to surge, with a 11% increase in October compared to the month before. New statistics from Energy UK reveal more than 600,000 customers took steps to save money on their bills by switching suppliers last month. That takes the total number of customers moving to different suppliers this year to more than […]

Lord Hutton to join Energy UK as Chairman

Energy UK has announced the appointment of Lord John Hutton as its next Chair. He will succeed Sir David Arculus, who will step down on 7th December 2017. Lord Hutton is a former Cabinet Minister and was MP for Barrow and Furness in Cumbria from 1992 to 2010. He has held a number of Secretary […]