Switches to small energy suppliers hit record highs amid heatwave
More than 480,000 customers switched electricity supply last month with record numbers favouring small suppliers
13 July 2018
Record numbers switched electricity supplier in 2016
Last year, around a million more people switched their electricity supply than in 2015
13 January 2017
Energy providers to be investigated over excess profits claim – switch your supplier to save
The Business Secretary is to investigate an allegation that the 'big six' make more money than they admit to
14 November 2016
Forced prepay meter installations could be banned for the most vulnerable customers
Charges for forced installations will be capped and the most vulnerable will be totally exempt, says Ofgem
14 September 2016
Up to 11,000 hit by gas metering blunder – are you affected?
Thousands more people have been affected by a mix-up between imperial and metric gas meters, Energy UK has revealed
23 August 2016
Energy switches now possible in 17 days, but not for all suppliers
If you're looking to switch energy provider, from today it could take half as long as it did in the past, DECC announces
14 January 2015
Switched energy firm in the past six years? You may be due a share of £153m
Energy customers are being urged to contact their previous gas and electricity supplier to reclaim credit owed
10 September 2014
Energy switching times to be cut in half
Energy customers will be able to switch providers in two and a half weeks by the end of 2014, the Govt says
21 April 2014
Annual energy statements 'not working'
16 February 2011
Which energy firm is worst for customer service?
8 December 2010
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