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

Customers switching electricity suppliers fall in June

More than 440,000 customers moved to a different power supplier last month

Ofgem orders Green Star Energy to pay £350,000

More than 1,800 customers in the private rental market were unable to access their accounts and switch to cheaper tariffs

Half a million energy customers switched supplier in May

Energy UK suggests half a million customer switches every month has become the ‘new normal’

Almost half of energy consumers have switched suppliers in four years

The figure is said to be significantly higher than those who have switched home insurance, broadband, telephone providers and banks

New £140,000 energy advisor programme to tackle fuel poverty

The support provided will include energy efficiency advice, referrals to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, supplier switching advice as well as benefits checks

Energy bills
Households ‘could be hit with a 41% bill increase this month’

Energy deal switching service uSwitch says the bill increases will come into effect as 61 fixed deals across 13 suppliers come to an end

Ofgem says it will not confirm Solarplicity’s provisional order

The energy supplier was banned from taking on new customers and increasing vulnerable customers’ direct debits in February