Smart meters: Nine energy suppliers ordered to become DCC users

Ofgem is consulting on issuing them with final orders

Switching broke half-million milestone in November

Energy UK suggests total figures for the year are already equal with 2018’s record of 5.8 million switches

More than 5.3m customers switched suppliers so far in 2019

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

Half a million households ‘could face price hike of £114’ as deals come to an end

New analysis suggests this could collectively cost UK households more than £57 million a year compared to their current energy costs

September sees more than 600,000 electricity switches

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

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

Collective energy switching: Record number of customers save £263 on average

Ofgem says 30% of the 90,000 people, who had been on a default standard variable tariff for three years or more, switched to a different supplier

Electricity switching on the rise over summer

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

Data Communications Company unveils five-year smart meter plan

The organisation aims to enable faster switching, boost innovation and help the UK become more sustainable

Go Compare buys Dragons’ Den energy switching business

Look After My Bills is a free service that automatically switches energy consumers to a cheaper deal when their contract comes to an end